Chennai is one of the four major Metropolitan cities in India. It is indeed a Herculean task to get a house with all the basic facilities in this ever-busy city. The task of getting an electricity connection in this city is definitely challenging. According to Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Distribution Code, it is mandatory to provide supply of electricity to the owner or occupier of any premises, when they apply for electricity connection. The person who needs electricity supply should pay to the Distribution Licensee. The appropriate authority may determine this price. The terms and conditions for obtaining connection include the fact that the occupant must be in lawful occupation of the premises and also execute an indemnity bond in the form prescribed by the Board.
Apply for Domestic or commercial service connection in Form-1 which is obtainable free of cost from the Section Office. Enter all the particulars required in the application Form-1. Produce proper documents to prove the legal ownership of the premises for which electricity supply is required.
An intending consumer who is not the owner of the property shall produce a consent letter from the owner of the premises for availing the supply. This is given in (Form-5). In case the owner is unavailable or refuse to give consent letter, the intending consumer shall produce proof for being a lawful occupant of the premises and also execute an guarantee bond in Form- 6 and accept to pay a security deposit which is twice the normal rate.
Deliver the application to the Section Office either in person or by post and obtain proper acknowledgement.
Upon receipt of an application for supply of electricity, a notice will be sent to the intending consumer that the authorized representative has to meet the Engineer to agree on the place for fixing the meter at a convenient place in the ground floor with easy accessibility for inspection.
All storied buildings, irrespective of the number of floors have to provide place for fixing meter in the ground floor. Notice or Letter will be issued indicating the prescribed charges payable within specific period from the date of receipt of advice.
On receipt of charges only the extension works will be taken up and executed.
The proposed consumer shall permit the licensee, free of cost to use any land belonging to the consumer that may be required for erecting poles, etc. The consumer shall arrange necessary ways for laying of lines and poles at his own expense.
The authorized person specified by the authority does all the wiring work. After completion of the wiring, the intending consumer must send the notice upon the form available free of cost from the offices of the TNEB to the Engineer that the installation has been completed and tested and that the same is complete and ready for inspection and test by the Engineer.
A notice will be sent to the intending consumer to avail supply within the set period.
Deposits and Fees
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