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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!

Why SwitchMe? Transfer tata to reliance energy

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.

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!


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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Update on Tata Power price increase

Earlier we reported that Tata Power had proposed an increase in its tariff for Mumbai customers. This was submitted to MERC which announced a public hearing to decide on the issue. It was held today and we attended it to get a sense of the possible outcomes. In summary, there is good news for customers. Read on for more details.

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One more happy customer :)

One of our customers wrote a blogpost about his experience of using SwitchMe. Do check it out: http://sunilkopparapu.blogspot.in/2012/10/change-your-electricty-provider.html. Sunil lists the same problems that we set out to solve when we started. Very heartening to see the validation from a customer and to solve his problem :)

How to Switch from Reliance Energy to Tata Power?

We continue in our series of posts helping you understand how the actual switching process works between Reliance Energy and Tata Power. In this post, we will tell you the steps between the power companies as your switching application is processed.

Let’s consider the case of switching from Reliance Energy to Tata Power as this is the most frequent case.

Once you submit the application or SwitchMe does it for you, the application travels from the customer care center to the central processing unit. Tata Power enters these applications into their systems and then forwards them to Reliance. Reliance looks at each application and checks if there is any outstanding amount against the applicant. In a case where there is an outstanding amount, Reliance is entitled to reject the application and they usually do that. In such a case, Tata Power sends a letter informing about the rejection to your address. However, if there isn’t any outstanding amount, then the switching is approved. Reliance makes a note internally that you are switching. This process usually takes about 10 days.

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