Kerala State Electricity Board to generate 300MW off-grid solar energy in 2013

Kerala State Electricity Board is planning to lure domestic consumers using above 200 units of power a month for setting up off-grid solar power plants.

The board mooted the idea while seeking the state electricity regulatory commission’s approval for its projected revenue requirement and expected revenue from charges for the year 2013-14.

According to the board, it is planning to promote off-grid solar installation with battery backup as a possible alternate choice for meeting the power requirement of the state, especially during the peak demand hours in the evening.

“The target group is domestic consumers with monthly consumption above 200 units. KSEB with the support of the government proposes to provide generation based incentive to solar power developers, in addition to the savings attained by them through replacing the high cost grid power with the solar energy,” the board says in its proposal.

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