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After decades, higher usage has KSEB smiling

After decades, higher usage has KSEB smiling

For the first time since 1990s, the state electricity board (KSEB) is cashing in on the sharp increase in power consumption. The consumption level that dropped to below 50mu/day after the onset of monsoon is now inching towards the 60mu mark.

The reason for the cheer is that the consumption shoots up at a time when the board is able to generate more hydel power and is struggling to sell the excess power during off-peak hours to traders outside the state at reasonable price.

 

KSEB rules out any reduction in tariff following good monsoon

KSEB rules out any reduction in tariff following good monsoon

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has ruled out any reduction in power tariff despite demands for the same following the monsoon. There are, however, indications that the board might soft-pedal on filing a surcharge petition with the regulator to recoup an additional amount of Rs 2,000 crore...

KSEB to power Makkoottam village in Karnataka

KSEB to power Makkoottam village in Karnataka

Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission has given Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) the green light for selling power to a remote village in Karnataka that borders with Kannur district in Kerala.

Makkoottam village in Karnataka is about 4km away from the Kerala border. Electricity has not ...

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd to supply 300Mw to KSEB

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd to supply 300Mw to KSEB

Power trading firm NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd will supply 300 MW electricity daily to Kerala for a period of three years starting from March, 2014. NVVN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-run power producer NTPC, would provide the electricity at a cost of around Rs 4.50 per unit.

In this regard, N...

KSEB to start work on 500 MW petcoke power plant by March 2014

KSEB to start work on 500 MW petcoke power plant by March 2014

If all goes well, construction of the 500 MW petroleum coke(petcoke)-based power project by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will commence by March next year.

Envisaged as a green project, it will take at least three years to set up the plant, at an expected cost of Rs 6000 crore. FACT land ...

KSEB to set up 400MW LNG power plant at Brahmapuram

KSEB to set up 400MW LNG power plant at Brahmapuram

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will set up a 400MW LNG-based power plant at Brahmapuram. Board chairman M Sivasankar said the estimated cost is around Rs 3,200 crore and KSEB would fund the project on its own.

"We had to shell out Rs 7,800 crore to purchase power last year. On an average,we sp...

ATE directs KSEB to refund service connection charges

ATE directs KSEB to refund service connection charges

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE) has ordered the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to refund service connection charges collected during the period between March 2, 2005 and September 8, 2010 to high tension and extra-high tension electricity consumers in Kerala.

ATE made the judgment...

Monsoon bonanza for KSEB

Monsoon bonanza for KSEB

The month of June just gone by was the wettest June in 22 years for Kerala, recording an area-weighted rainfall of 104 cm against a long period average of 65 cm for the month, the excess rainfall received being 60 per cent.

"The last time we had more rains in June was in 1991, when Kerala received 10...

Need more rain to fill water deficit: KSEB

Need more rain to fill water deficit: KSEB

The current water levels in the reservoirs under the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) indicate that the state received more than its expected share of water, during the first half of the ongoing southwest monsoon, for hydro power generation in June.

However, the board would have to wait for one ...

Kerala gets 72 per cent surplus rainfall

Kerala gets 72 per cent surplus rainfall

Ushering in brighter prospects for the power sector, Kerala has received over 72 per cent surplus rainfall since the onset of Southwest monsoon on June 1, after passing through a rain-deficient year that witnessed severe energy crisis and grim drought conditions.

According to India Meteorological Dep...

Kerala to explore direct current power option

Kerala to explore direct current power option

Kerala will become the first state in the country to explore the possibilities of direct current (DC) technology over the conventional alternating current (AC) systems in commercial buildings. Chief minister Oommen Chandy has convened a high-level meeting here in this regard on Thursday with the man...

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