Published on: October 16, 2021
POWER PRODUCTION IN KERALA
What is in news : Union Ministry of Power has asked Kerala to provide support by increasing generation at storage-based hydroelectric stations, such as the 780 MW Idukki
- Kerala State electricity board has 31 hydro-electric projects, 7 solar projects, 2 diesel power plants and 1 wind farm.
- Power generation is also undertaken by Captive Mode Projects, Independent Power Mode Projects & Co-generation mode projects other than KSEBL.
- About 25% of the energy requirement is being met from hydel plants owned and operated by KSEBL. As of December 2019, The total installed capacity was 2823.01 MW.
Why : coal crisis