With KSEB Limited's power purchase bill going through the roof, load-shedding looks a distinct possibility. Hydel generation is down. Since consumption shows no sign of cooling, hovering consistently at the summer level of 60 million units daily, purchases from costly diesel and naphtha stations are up.
Load-shedding is seen as the only option to avoid a huge financial burden. With inflow into the reservoirs almost drying up, KSEBL has to draw down hydel generation.