THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Industries have asked the SERC for more time to present their case on the proposed power cut on HT/EHT consumers. The Kerala HT/EHT Industrial Electricity Consumers Association has asked the Commission to postpone the hearing planned for Wednesday by a week.
The KSEB has proposed to curtail normal tariff-based supply to HT/EHT consumers to 80 percent and charge remaining 20 pc at market rates.
The association had protested against this saying it would break the backbone of the ailing industrial sector.
A single company using 10 lakh units of electricity would incur an additional liability of `16.2 lakh a month, they said.
Many big industries use up to 13 to 14 million units a month. Last Friday, the Commission had allowed KSEB to impose loadshedding on LT consumers from April 2 and scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday in T’Puram to decide on power cut proposal for industries.