Web Exclusive | February 2018
Rs 4,000-crore plan to end KSEB power outage
KSEB Limited will soon launch a Rs 4000-crore project to modernise the state’s power distribution network, and rid the state of power outages, in four years. The project, which will begin in April this year, will be completed by March, 2021. Once the project is completed, the state’s distribution network will be made highly reliable and voltage drops will be a thing of the past. As part of the project, distribution losses too will be brought down, and the network will be insulated from danger. The project will supplement the Rs 10,000-crore Transgrid project the KSEBL has taken up with KIIFB funding. Two project management units, under Kottayam and Pala KSEB circle offices, have already become operational. An executive engineer, re-designated as chief power zone manager, will be in charge of the project. As part of the project, power lines, wherever possible, will be taken underground.