Thiruvananthapuram: The ongoing load shedding will now take a break for a brief period — from March 2 to 23 — in the wake of the upcoming SSLC, Plus One, Plus Two and CBSE examinations.
Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has decided to lift the ongoing load shedding following the state government direction in this regard.
According to KSEB, the power consumption was on the rise in the state and it touched 55mu on Thursday. The board used to save around 2mu of energy through the half-an-hour cyclic load shedding during morning and evening hours.
According to sources, the board expects to source cheaper power from southern region at a cost of Rs 6.90 to Rs 7.10 in the coming days. However, such option would run into rough weather if the present congestion within the southern region power corridor aggravates.