Power Sector in Kerala
Kerala is the first State in the country to attain 100 per cent house hold electrification. Electricity is being provided throughout the State 24x 7 x 365 without any power cut or load shedding. But Kerala, a power surplus State till late 80s, has only generated 30.49 per cent of its power requirement in 2018-19. Of the balance requirement, 68.63 per cent of the power requirement is met from outside through power purchases, while open access consumers constitute the rest 0.88 per cent.
Capacity Addition in 2018-19
Total installed capacity of power in the State as on March 2019 is 2,995.88 MW. Of which, hydel power contributed the major share of 2,124.92 MW (70.93 per cent); while 676.56 MW was contributed by thermal projects (22.58 per cent), 60.28 MW from wind (2.01 per cent), and 134.117 MW (4.48 per cent) from solar.
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Source : Economic Review 2019