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Consumers who pay the defaulted amount plus interest in a single instalment stand to get a waiver of another two per cent on the interest.
Dismayed by the number of electrical mishaps involving its staff, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has decided to issue safety kits to its line staff.
At present, the hydel dams have enough storage to generate 3,346 million units (MU) which is the highest in the past four years.
During a hearing in September, the commission had sought the KSEB’s clarifications on 12 points regarding its partnership in K-FON.
NTPC Ltd has already approached the KSEB for supplying 15 MW power from the solar power plant it proposes to establish at Kayamkulam.
Idukki and Ernakulam districts are on alert and the district is all geared up to face the worse.
Desilting will improve storage, help effective flood management and conserve more water to meet the summer shortage.
The board, which received many brickbats for opening the dam shutters while the rivers were flowing above the danger level, seems better prepared to face the eventuality this time.
The decision was taken on the basis of a detailed note submitted by the KSEB chief engineer after finding out that many employees from flood-affected regions have not rejoined duty.
A month has gone by after the floods. But the shutters of almost 80 per cent of the 950 shops in Ranni market road are still down.
They succeeded in shutting down the generators safely.
To bolster his argument, Radhakrishnan cites the example of the Idukki reservoir, the biggest in the state.
The KSEB said on Thursday that it may have to regulate power supply in parts of the state as it is facing a shortage of nearly 700 MW every day.
Also, he said the clearance from the Centre will also be needed to collect funds from other countries.
The Board’s daily power generation plummeted from 65 million units to 42 million units during this period.