More power to Thiruvananthapuram

More power to Thiruvananthapuram

A capital city free of power outages could soon turn out to be a reality. Uninterrupted power supply being critical to a smarter and busier state capital, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has a bevy of projects on the cards to meet the projected demand.

Topping the list is a Rs 33.5 crore, 110 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) at Kowdiar meant to improve the reliability of electric supply in the Thiruvananthapuram city region. Having the distinction of being the first GIS in the district, the facility is expected to be completed in  2019-20, according to the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) of the KSEB for the 2018-2022 period.

“Overall load is generally expected to increase with major projects like the Vizhinjam port, Light Metro and airport development on the cards. Besides, the city is expanding with the development of townships in the suburbs. The number of apartments are also increasing,” Brijlal V, Chief Engineer (Transmission – South) said.  Read More

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