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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).
There is also another pressing reason why the KSEB is running its hydel stations full tilt.
If the logbook is made available for public scrutiny, it'll help stop mismanagement of natural resources which often lead to catastrophe like the recent floods.
Issuing the red alert, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) said the shutter gates of the Idamalayar dam will be opened on Thursday morning and 164 cumecs water will be released.
With the catchment areas of the dam receiving heavy rainfall over the past several days, the water level in the dam has been increasing considerably.
The Board will issue ‘Orange Alert’ if the water level touches 2,395 ft and ‘Red Alert’ at 2,398 ft. Water will be released 24 hours after the alert is sounded.
According to KSEB authorities, almost all the major dams are brimming with water and for the first time in 25 years.
The board will soon call for tenders from private individuals and corporate houses to buy solar power at a maximum price of Rs 3.5 per unit.
The land owners wishing to set up solar power projects, potential investors and technology experts who attended the meeting explored ways to make collaboration in power generation.
The KSEB and NTPC also reached an agreement to re-fix the fixed cost payable by KSEB to NTPC for the NTPC Kayamkulam plant at Rs 200 crore.
The Kerala State Electricity Board is actively hopping on to the solar power bandwagon by setting itself a target of 1,000 MW in installed capacity by 2021.
The LDF government has also taken steps to re-start the construction works of the power generation projects, which had been held up during the previous UDF government's tenure, and complete it
Even before the summer has formally set in, power consumption in the state has started spiralling upwards like never before.
The Kerala State Electricity Board has sought the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s nod to collect thermal fuel surcharge from consumers.