Industrial users of electricity in the state have raised objection to the Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) and Expected Revenue from Charges (ERC) petition of Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for 2013 - 2014. They also complain that the board is lazy in increasing the production capacity.
"The installed capacity of KSEB's various power stations in the 2000 - 2001 period was 2409 megawatts (MW) while it was 2654 MW in 2012-13. The capacity addition in last 12 years was only 245 MW, an increase of 10.17%. However, the number of consumers increased by 66.15% to 108 lakh from 65 lakh during this period. Consumption rose by 66.5% to 17,181 MU from 10,319 MU," observed A R Satheesh, state vice-president of Kerala High Tension and Extra High Tension Industrial Electricity Consumers' Association.