Power usage increases in Kerala, likely to hit record in April


P Suresh Babu

Idukki: With the mercury level rising in the state, power consumption is increasing day by day. KSEB reported that 84.8 million units of power was used on Tuesday in the state. It is the highest usage recorded this year.

KSEB observed that if the temperature continues to rise, the daily power consumption will cross 90 million units in April. Hence, the state will mark an ever time record in daily power usage.

Observing chances of an increase in consumption, KSEB is planning to purchase 100 MW electricity each from outside in the next two months.

Kerala has been experiencing high temperature in March. It is observed that mercury levels are increasing day by day. So, the rise in power consumption in proportionate to the temperature level is expected.

Power usage will increase as the state is busy with the preparations for the assembly polls.

Till date, the state recorded the highest power consumption in May 2019. During this period, 88 million units of power was used per day.

Major dams in Kerala carry water to generate 2359-million-unit electricity. Compared to the power generated in the last 5 years, the state will be able to supply more electricity.

On Tuesday, KSEB generated 24.7 million units electricity. Last year, only 9.8 million units of power was generated on the same day.

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