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Sharp cuts in central share - Power crisis may worsen in Kerala

Sharp cuts in central share - Power crisis may worsen in KeralaKerala could be heading towards a deeper power crisis owing to a weak monsoon coupled with insufficient local hydel generation and further cuts in Central supply.With the Central power supply to Kerala slashed by more than 600 MW in recent days, the KSEB is spending an additional Rs 4 crore a day in buying costly thermal power, Electricity Minister A.K. Balan has said.

“We’re now purchasing power from the Power Exchange via the Power Trading Corporation at Rs 8.50 a unit every day. Now the State is receiving only around 400 MW from the Central Generating Stations (CGS). The situation is very bad,” Balan said. The State’s due from the Central pool a day is 1,041 MW, but this has been swinging between 600 and 700 MW in recent months and was further slashed to 400 MW. At present, the overall power consumption in the State is averaging 42 million units a day, which is about 7 million units above the normal.
 

Electricity Ombudsman and Consumer Grievance Redressal Forums

Electricity Ombudsman and Consumer Grievance Redressal Forums

The institutions for Grievance Redressal of electricity consumers envisaged in the Electricity Act 2003 namely Consumer Grievance Redressal Forums (CGRF)and State Electricity Ombudsman have come up in Kerala also. The primary objectives of this new set up is to improve the level of service to consum...

Power curbs to continue - Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission

Power curbs to continue - Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) issued an order on 25-11-2008 permitting the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to continue the thermal surcharge and supply restrictions on power consumption now in force in the State. The KSERC said the power situation in the State was ...

99999 lights out campaign in Kerala to conserve energy

99999 lights out campaign in Kerala to conserve energy

Exnora International - a wide spread environmental movement based in Chennai - has launched 99999 lights out campaign in Kerala, where people have been asked to switch off their lights and computers for 9 minutes on September 9, 2009 at 9 pm. Artin Dynamics will be supporting this initiative in Kera...

Minister urges employees to support alternate power policy of Kerala

Minister urges employees to support alternate power policy of Kerala The LDF Government want to convert the KSEB into a successful public sector unit with generation, transmission and distribution under one umbrella, without unbundling them , Kerala Electricity Minister Sri. AK Balan said at Kozhikode on 17-11-2008 while addressing a special meeting of KSEB northern ...

Un-interrupted power supply to Sabarimala during season- Minister

Un-interrupted power supply to Sabarimala during season- MinisterElectricity Minister Sri.A K Balan said on 13-11-2008 that measures were taken to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply at Sabarimala, Pampa and Nilackal during the coming pilgrim season. Presiding over the meeting to review the preparations for the Sabarimala season at Pampa Devaswom Annadanamand...

KSEB signs Power Purchase Agreement with Neyveli Lignite Corporation

KSEB signs Power Purchase Agreement with Neyveli Lignite CorporationKerala State Electricity Board  signed new power purchase agreement  with Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited on 10-11-2008 for the purchase of 70MW (14 per cent) of the energy generated at the latter’s 500-MW new plant coming up at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu. KSEB special officer Rajiv Sadanandan and Ch...

Kuttiyadi Tailrace Project dedicated to the nation

Kuttiyadi Tailrace Project dedicated to the nationElectricity Minister A.K. Balan dedicated the Kuttiyadi Tailrace Hydro electric Project to the nation at a function at Kakkayam in Kozhikode district on 09-11-2008. The Minister said the Centre had asked Kerala to explore the possibilities of setting up a thermal power plant. The Industries Departme...

Load shedding will be withdrawn, if centre restores Kerala Power share

Load shedding will be withdrawn, if centre restores Kerala Power share Kerala Electricity Minister Sri. AK Balan said on 08-11-2008 at Iritty that the power restrictions including half hour load shedding and thermal surcharge will be withdrawn immediately if the centre restores the allocated power quota of Kerala. Minister was elaborating the power situation in Kerala ...

KSERC extends the power restriction to LT consumers of licensees

KSERC extends the power restriction to LT consumers of licenseesKerala State Electricity Regulatory commission(KSERC) in its order dated 07-11-2008, had reduced the tariff rate for domestic consumers above a ceiling of 200 units a month from Rs.8.83/unit to Rs.7.85/unit. The new revision will be applicable for consumption above 80% of their average consumption i...

Centre denies permission to proposed Thermal plant at Cheemeni

Centre denies permission to proposed Thermal plant at Cheemeni

Causing a major set back to the States dreams of achieving self-sufficiency in power generation, the Centre has denied to give permission to set up, 1660MW  thermal power project in Cheemeni village of Kasaragod district.

The center has directed the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd...

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