Energy

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. Having achieved universal electrification, the State is now concentrating on the modernisation of the grid to meet the ever increasing customer aspirations with respect to reliability, to attain the lowest level of system losses, to meet the requirements thrown up by decentralised renewable generation and to ensure safety of installations. In addition to all these, the State has also embarked upon a mission to build a state of the art transmission network by constructing new lines, substations and modernising existing systems, to be ready for taking in the projected boom in e-mobility.
 
The State has kicked off the ambitious ‘Oorjja Kerala Mission' which is a bouquet of five inter related projects namely, ‘Dyuthi 2021', ‘Soura' ‘Filament free Kerala' ‘Transgrid 2.0' and ‘e-safe', woven together as a combination of priorities set by the above aspects. The underlying spirit ofall the projects envisaged in the power sector of the State is to contain the challenges of climate change and to reduce the carbon foot print of the power sector.
The Government of Kerala is committed to maintaining the dominant position of the public sector in the State's power sector. The Kerala State Electricity Board is unarguably one of India's best performing public utilities in the power sector, on all aspects of its functioning including technical, customer service and financial parameters. In the series of disasters that have affected the State over the last three years, including two major episodes of flood and landslides and the Covid-19 pandemic, the KSEB has provided outstanding service to the people of the State in all respects. This includes maintaining the highest possible level of service, undertaking repairs and restoring damage speedily, and providing tariff and related concessions across many different sectors of the economy and the domestic sector, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 
 
 
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Source : Economic Review 2020