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!