Kerala purchases double the electricity produced within state from outside

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Kalikavu: Minister of Electricity K Krishnankutty informed that double the electricity produced in the state is being purchased from outside. The minister was replying to a question raised by AP Anil Kumar MLA in the legislative assembly.

In 2021-22, Kerala produced 10516.32 million units of electricity from hydropower, thermal power plants and many other sources. 18402.516 million units of power was bought from outside the state in the same period.

Rs 532.66 crore was invested in producing electricity from the state and the expenses for purchasing electricity from outside the state was higher than this.

Rs 8554 crore was spent for procuring power from other states in 2021-22. KSEB targets to obtain an additional revenue of Rs 1000 crore with the price hike in the state.

Out of the total 102 lakh domestic consumers, 80.84 lakh consumers use below 300 units of electricity within two months. The increase in rate will not affect such households.

Electricity is completely free for households consuming power below 30 units a month with connected load below 500 watts. Minister informed that a subsidy of 35 paise per unit will be given for households which consume up to 40 units per month and a subsidy of 50 paise for consumers using 41 to 120 units.

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