Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) imposed loadshedding in parts of the state on 14-10-2014 also following a shortfall of 300 MW in total power supply. The curbs were imposed between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm. "The power situation is expected to return to normality by 15-10-2014," KSEB officials said.
"The shortage on Monday was caused by the shutdown at the National Thermal Power Corporation's super-thermal power plant at Simhadri, Visakhapatanam, and problems in purchases through the power exchange," KSEB officials said. The Simhadri power plant had gone into total shutdown after three units tripped on Sunday after Cyclone Hudhud made a violent landfall on the eastern seaboard. The power plant is expected to be back in operation by Tuesday.
Owing to the cyclone warning, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) had decided not to overload transmission lines which also contributed to the crisis. Power shortage had hit the KSEB since last week, forcing the utility to impose curbs on most days.