Renewal of KSEB-BKPL power purchase deal stuck
A proposal to renew the power purchase agreement (PPA) between Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and privately-run power plant BSES Kochi Pvt Ltd (BKPL) is stuck, with the two entities disagreeing on key issues, including the price of electricity. While KSEB has proposed 29 paise per unit as fixed charge, BKPL wants it to be fixed at 39 paise for the first year and 40 paise for the second year. The KSEB Officers´ Association (KSEBOA), the Kerala High Tension/Extra High Tension Industrial Electricity Consumers´ Association, the Kerala Electricity Workers´ Federation (AITUC) and the Centre for Consumer Education stiffly objected to the renewal calling it harmful to the KSEB, the employees of the KSEB and the general public.
Contact: Kerala State Electricity Board