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How To Switch From Tata Power to Reliance Energy?

With effect from 1st April 2014, owing to new revised electricity rates, Reliance Energy has become cheaper than Tata power for most residential users and all commercial users. This has prompted several customers to switch to Reliance Infrastructure and save up to 25% on their monthly bills!

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So what are you waiting for? Here is your guide on how to switch from Tata Power to Reliance Energy and save money!

Step 1: Register

To initiate the process, visit the nearest Reliance Energy office with all your documents and put in a request.

If you want to save time and avoid standing in the long queues; register online. Once you sign up, we will do all the running around and paperwork for you so that you can switch from the comfort of your home.

Step 2: Documentation

After sign up, our Customer Relations Manager will arrange a pick up of all the required documents from your home.

Here is a list of the documents required for switching:

For Residential Consumers:

While switching a residential connection, you need to submit the following along with an application form (which will be provided to you):

  • One identity proof
  • One residential proof
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • A crossed check in favor of Reliance Infrastructure
  • A copy of the latest paid electricity bill

For Commercial Consumers:

If you are switching a commercial connection then you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the latest paid electricity bill
  • Office address proof
  • Owner’s identity proof
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • A crossed check in favor of Reliance Infrastructure

For Housing Societies:

If you have applied to switch the power connection of a housing society, then you need to provide the following documents:

  • An NOC on the society letter head
  • An address proof (share certificate, bank account statement etc.)
  • All documents must be stamped with society seal

Step 3: processing documents

Once all documents have been submitted, the power provider will take approx. 20 days to process your request. While, switching you can change your meter if you like. This depends on the consumer and is free of charge. It is advisable to do so if your meter is very old or if you feel that it runs too fast.

Step 4: Switching complete

There is no definite way to ascertain that the process has been completed. Once you start receiving your monthly electricity bill from Reliance Energy, then you can be sure that the process has been completed.

Here are a few FAQs by our customers which will help you get a better understanding of the procedure:

1. What is the eligibility criteria to switch to Reliance Energy from Tata Power?

There is no eligibility criteria as such. Any residential or commercial consumer, consuming any no. of units can switch to Reliance Energy with ease.

2. Is it compulsory to change my electricity meter if i switch my power provider?

No. Changing the electricity meter depends entirely on you. To change your meter, tick the option of ‘Want to change meter’ on the application form. It’s always free of cost.

3. Is there a risk involved in switching from Tata Power to Reliance Energy?

Technically speaking, there is no risk in switching from either power provider to another. If the switching charges can be recovered within 2 to 3 months, then switching will be beneficial for you. So switch today and reduce your electricity bills by 25%!

Start right away! Use the calculator below to see how much you can save by switching to Reliance Energy.

SwitchMe supports Petition to MERC On Consumer Rights

Petition to MERC Against stay on switching

On 22nd August 2012, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission (MERC) passed a regulation restricting all Reliance Energy customers who consume more than 300 residential units of electricity, from switching to Tata Power, which is cheaper. This was in response to a request from Reliance Energy to stop mass exodus of its customers.

On the other hand, all Tata Power consumers who consume more than 1000 units of energy are allowed to switch to Reliance Energy, which is cheaper for them. Since then, lakhs have been eagerly waiting for the regulations to be removed.

However, the MERC extended this stay indefinitely, on the 30th of October 2013, leaving lakhs bereft of their fundamental right to choose. This is not only a violation of Consumer Rights and freedom to choose but also means losses in thousands of rupees for lakhs of consumers in Mumbai.

Sign this petition and make your voice heard in this fight for consumer rights.Support Mumbai Against 300 Units at: http://300units.org/

Final Tariff for Tata Power & Reliance Energy – A comparison

Update: For new electricity rates 2014 refer to: Electricity Rates Revised: Reliance Energy Cheaper than Tata Power!

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Finally, Reliance Energy’s tariff has been announced by MERC as well. And this what it looks like:

Reliance Energy New Tariff 2013There are two new charges: wheeling charge and regulatory asset charge. The first is the charge for the wires that are used to distribute electricity. The second is for certain assets that Reliance is required to maintain even if customers migrate to Tata Power.

So how does this compare to the old charges? Here is a quick comparison:

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Too long a wait to switch your electricity service provider!

troubled consumer

Electricity is one of the most essential commodities in the modern world. In Mumbai, it is one of the most expensive commodities as well. The consumer got a chance to save on his electricity bill through a Supreme Court order a few years ago. Many consumers switched from Reliance Energy to Tata Power and saved a lot of money. However, certain regulations deny consumers the privilege to switch their electricity to economical service providers.

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New Tata Power Tariff

MERC has ordered a new set of prices for the next 3 years for Tata Power in Mumbai suburbs. These prices are effective from July 1st ie Today. The impact of these changes is not completely clear at the moment as some of the line items and the fine print of the order is still being understood. Even Tata Power has not updated their site to show the new prices. Thus, what you see below is the first analysis of the impact of the new Tata Prices.

Tata Power Tariff 2013

Tata Power Tariff 2013

First, the fixed charges (FC) have been increased. This is a marginal increase and does not make much of an impact on the monthly bill. Do note that these are the prices for a single phase meter and Rs 100 is payable for a 3 phase meter irrespective of the units consumed. Most of the residential meters are single phase and hence we have shown only those prices here.

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