All set for roll out of online payment of Electricity Bills

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Tvm: The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is all set to roll out the online e-payment facility for paying Electricity Bills. The e-Payment system will be launched by the State Electricity Minister, Shri Aryadan Mohammed on July 06, 2011. In its first phase, KSEB is offering this facility to High Tension and Extra High Tension (HT/EHT) customers. Regular domestic (LT) consumers will have to wait for some more time.

About 3,000 HT/EHT customers of KSEB will benefit from this service. KSEB gets more than 40% of its revenue from these high value consumers. With the launch of the e-payment system, all HT/EHT consumers can pay their electricity bills through net banking, debit or credit cards. KSEB has tied up with IDBI Bank for the e-Payment Gateway facility.

Some other services are also being introduced along with the e-payment facility. Consumers can view online and take printouts of payment history details, pending bills and service connection details like contract demand, security deposit, billing address, etc. They can also view their consumption analysis – detailed graphical analysis of power consumption based on various parameters like KVA, KWH, KVAR, etc. The consumers can avail the online services through the KSEB website. Consumers can also register their mobile numbers to receive SMS alerts regarding bill amount, due date, disconnection date, etc.

Talking to Kerala IT News, Angus Sudley Cardoza, Director – IT, KSEB said, “A pilot project for implementing the e-Payment facility for LT consumers will be launched in the next two months in the Thiruvananthapuram Division. The service would then be rolled out across Kerala.”

TCS has implemented this project of billing computerisation, collection, accounting and service connection registration of HT/EHT consumers at a cost of Rs.1.98 Crores. The cost includes development of application software for the above areas, online services module and high-end server systems.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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