Idukki Dam Readied by KSEB for another monsoon

Published on: 23 Oct, 2013
Published under: Idukki District News, Kerala Weather News

22 October 2013

With north-east monsoon around the corner, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is sitting pretty confident about cashing in on the retreating monsoon without leaving room for much spillage of water from its dams.

According to KSEB, the water level in Idukki reservoir has come down to 89% of its total storage capacity on Monday and the average storage level in all dams together too has dropped to 90%. The board while making arrangements for the sale of 400MW power during off peak hours in October had primarily targeted to lower down the storage level in Idukki dam.

“With the water level touching 89% mark in Idukki, we have made enough storage space in Idukki reservoir for the north-east monsoon rains. Once the contract the board signed for the sale of 400MW power ends by the end of this month, the priority will be to use the water reserve in Idukki at minimum level,” said KSEB member (transmission & distribution), K Vikraman Nair.

If the north-east monsoon would be in the expected lines only, the board would be able to utilize the rains to the maximum. However, it might not be the same for Sabarigiri hydel project, which normally gets the maximum inflow of rain during the retreating monsoon season.


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