Kerala to make use of Solar energy to supplement the energy needs

With the power black outs  throwing the lives of the hapless citizens of Kerala  haywire, the government and the planning gurus have come up with a few innovative measures. Now the focus has clearly shifted to the  promotion of non conventional energy sources in  Kerala, which   depends exclusively on the monsoons for power generation.

As the power crisis is looming  high, Kerala has taken the much appreciated initiatives to exploit the potential of solar energy. Within a time frame of four years the government plans to set up two lakh   roof top solar panels in house holds. Thirty percent subsidy will be provided by the centre to the consumers while a subsidy of 39000 will be borne by the state government. KSEB has also come up with many innovative ideas like coining catchy slogans on the significance of saving power by going for a ‘ringback advertising’ to send its message across to the 1.03 crore KSEB consumers every time they dial their  neighbourhood KSEB section office.

The ringback tone initiative is one of the measures being  implemented as part of the ‘Demand Side Management’ (DSM) measures of the  KSEB to curb power consumption ahead of the peak summer days ahead. The government is also mooting a series of steps to reduce transmission loss including  laying underground power cables.

Being responsible citizens , we too can pitch in our mite to make  Kerala self sufficient in power by installing solar panels and by exercising self restraint in using power.Hopefully  these innovative measures might  bring relief to the millions of Keralites who are  forced to adjust their sleeping patterns and social life as per the KSEB load shedding hours, in the coming days!

Sholto Ramsay

Boss, motivator and general eccentric with a deep love of Kerala and India who just wants everyone to enjoy an amazing and life enhancing experience of Kerala.

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