KSEB decides to maintain more water in reservoirs

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Alappuzha: KSEB has decided to increase water storage in reservoirs based on reports that monsoon may not get intense. However, the Board has not yet determined to what level the water must be stored.

Every year, on May 31, KSEB usually maintains water required for generating 550 million units of electricity. The plan is to increase that.

The primary estimate is that it will be increased by at least 50 per cent. But the decision will be based on the independent reservoirs and their water levels.

Meanwhile, power crisis in the state subdued in the wake of low consumption due to incessant rains. The state which was buying electricity at Rs 20 per unit during the crisis time is now getting electricity at Rs 6 and Rs 7 per unit. The case of other states in the country is similar as summer rains became a blessing in disguise.

Kerala is now receiving electricity as per the standard contract. Even during the crisis period, the allocation was only short of 76 MW. However, coal crisis and issues with generators in some regions resulted in 15-minute power disruption for a day.

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