Sun Rises For State’s Renewable Sector

Sun Rises For State’s Renewable Sector

Raising hopes of a future where sustainable energy would replace other sources of power, solar energy generation in the state has registered tremendous growth in the past couple of years. The connectivity of domestic and commercial solar power plants to Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) grid saw a 100% increase in a year. The board’s direct investment in the sector also has gone up by the same fold. KSEB also started generating significant volume of electricity from its own solar plants this year. “Total power generation from our solar plants now stands at 90MW. It was less than 10MW last year,” said R Suku, chief engineer, KSEB’s Renewable Energy and Energy Saving (REES) cell. Board data shows the number of connections to its grid, which was around 200 last year, is 490 as of August, 2017. “The volume of power KSEB gets through grid has jumped to 6.9MW from 3.1 MW last year,” said another REES cell official. Read More…

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