Power Shedding to Continue in Kerala

Published on: 21 May, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Weather News

20 May 2013
Thiruvananthapuram

KSEB is waiting for good rainfall in the coming monsoon in next month of this year till than the load-shedding during the morning and evening hours would continue during the first spell of the south-west monsoon that occur in June. According to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) authorities, the board would approach the state electricity regulatory commission seeking extension of the present load-shedding, scheduled to end on May 31.Kerala is expected to experience the first south-west monsoon shower on June 3.

“The water level in almost all reservoirs in the state is very low at present. Even if the monsoon hits the Kerala coast according to the present calculations, the board would not be able to withdraw load-shedding in June. May be, the intensity of the load-shedding could be cut down, but chances of a total rollback during June is practically impossible,” said KSEB member (transmission and generation operation) M Muhammed Ali Rawther.

The load-shedding has helped the board to restrict power consumption. Though the board expected the power consumption to shoot up around 65 mu a day, it has not exceeded the 60 mu mark, except on a few days.Following this, the board on Friday, stopped drawing power from the Kayamkulam NTPC plant, saving over Rs 2 crore daily. KSEB had been purchasing 3.5 mu of power from the plant for Rs 11.50 a unit, sources in the board said.

Source– http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/Power-woes-likely-to-continue-in-June/articleshow/20159014.cms

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