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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.
The great deluge, which left a trail of death and destruction across the state, has caused a staggering loss of Rs 850 crore to the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).
KSEB dam management is based on a slew of factors including IMD forecast, the storage of dam in the previous year during the same time, and expected inflow of water in the coming days.
The KSEB, which operates a large number of SHEPs is having second thoughts about investing further in the model unless they cater to the summer power requirements of the state.
The people evacuated from Kuttanad area have been staying in the municipal areas and in institutions in Cherthala taluk.
The handling of the water release from the dam was perhaps one of the best in recent history.
Despite KSEB's best efforts to release water at the rate of 7,50,000 litres per second, the water level in the Idukki reservoir as on Saturday evening stood at 2,400.32 feet.
There being widespread encroachment on the river bed, and with water gushing out from the dam, several houses could be inundated.
With the southwest monsoon rainfall in full spate, average internal power generation in the state so far in August has stood at 39 MU with hydel component contributing 37 MU.