How the RSS plans to boost its presence in Kerala
Kerala’s main opposition, CPI(M) leader Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (CKKD) and party leader and former Kannur MP Kamal Nath, on Friday launched a petition to the state government demanding a comprehensive review of the Kerala Electricity Board (KEB) and the decision to set up a state-wide grid.
KABRACHO, India — The Kerala Electricity Authority (KEA) will be re-evaluated in light of the new recommendations of the report of the National Commission for Monitoring and Assessing the Implementation of the New Energy Act (NCMA), Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said in a statement.
“In light of recent changes in the way electricity is being delivered in Kerala, it is necessary to review the existing system and review the new one, the KEA has recommended.
We also need to have a thorough and objective review of all the existing structures, the report from the NCMA has recommended, including those related to the grid,” Vijayan said in the statement.
The State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) had set up an independent body, the Central Electricity Authority, which is expected to report by March.
The government has decided to set a new standard in the use of renewable energy.
“The government is looking at the NCAMA report for the first time and has been looking at it for some time.
If the NCBA report is found to be correct, the State Electricity Board will be restructured and the entire state grid will be set up,” Vijayayan said.
The government had earlier announced the creation of a new state-level grid to be set at 50,000 MW capacity and that this would be the first grid in the country to be constructed using 100 per cent renewable energy, including solar and wind.
“This grid will also have 100 per of the existing power generation capacity.
It will be fully self-sufficient, with no need for any public money, power tariff or distribution system,” the government had said in its announcement.