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Industries’ Plea to SERC

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 Consu

Published: 03rd April 2012 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

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.  



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