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No more load-shedding if favourable rainfall in June: Aryadan

No more load-shedding if favourable rainfall in June: Aryadan

Thiruvananthapuram: If the State receives sufficient rain in June, load-shedding will be withdrawn, Minister for Electricity Aryadan Muhammed told reporters here on Friday.

“The State expects to get 266 MW power from Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant within six months,” the Minister also said.

Deficient rains have compounded power woes in Kerala as the water-level of reservoirs is receding fast in the State which relies heavily on hydro power.

According to Kerala State Electricity Board, total water storage in all the reservoirs stood at 940 million unit equivalent this week-end against an average daily consumption of 60 million units.

Despite one hour load-shedding, 30 minutes of which is in the peak evening hours, there is a yawning gap between domestic power generation and demand, which is met by heavy dependence on the central pool and other outside sources.

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