How the newly commissioned 141-km-long power highway in Kerala is expected to bring down transmission costs


How the newly commissioned 141-km-long power highway in Kerala is expected to bring down transmission costs

The power scenario is looking up in Kerala. The recent commissioning of a 800-MW power highway connecting Edamon and Kochi would allow the state to import power from any part of the country, reducing transmission losses it has been suffering thus far. As far as generation is concerned, the Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd (KSEBL) is harnessing its solar and hydel resources, thereby minimising the need to make costlier short-term purchases from Central Generating Stations (CGS).

“The newly commissioned 141-km-long power highway will bring down transmission costs. With 447 transmission towers, it passes through four districts: Kollam, Pathanamtitta, Kottayam and Ernakulam,” says George Mathew, Project Manager, Edamon-Kochi power highway. Read More

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