Kerala withdraws power cut, KSEB to buy electricity from other states

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Thiruvananthapuram: Electricity minister K Krishnankutty announced that the KSEB has decided to withdraw the 15-minute power cut invoked in the stare over coal shortage in India. Taking to his Facebook page, he informed that no power cut was imposed in the state on Friday and this practice will continue on Saturday too.

Meanwhile, Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has decided to enter a contract with Arunachal Pradesh Power Corporation Private Limited (APPCPL) to purchase electricity at a lower rate than the previous offer. The state will receive 550MW electricity from the entity from May 3. Apart from this KSEB has assigned Load Despatch Centre to enter a contract with Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) in Maharashtra to navigate this crisis period. This will ensure supply of 100 MW more electricity to the state.

However, the minister has urged citizens to reduce the use of electronic devices with high electricity consumption during 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

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