Good rainfall in Pathanamthitta in the past few weeks has considerably improved the storage level of the reservoirs of the Kerala State Electricity Board in the district.
The storage position at the Kakki-Anathode twin reservoirs of the Sabarigiri project, the State’s second largest hydro-electric project, was recorded at 60.3 per cent of its effective storage on Wednesday evening.
According to Mohammed Ali Rawther, KSEB member (Generation), reservoirs of Sabarigiri, with an effective storage that could generate 4,125 million units (mu) of power, recorded a storage of 2,509 mu on Wednesday.
Though the KSEB had anticipated an inflow of water which could generate 810 mu of power between July 1 and 18, the inflow during that period was 1,188 mu, he said. Mr. Rawther said the inflow to the Sabarigiri reservoirs from its catchment areas on Wednesday alone was 36.2 mu. This was against the total inflow of 65 mu into various KSEB reservoirs across the State on Wednesday, he added.
Mr. Rawther said the power generation at various hydro-electric stations in the State on Wednesday was 20.7 mu. He said the State had purchased 6.7 mu of power on Wednesday, besides the Central share of 23.3 mu from the Central grid.
He said power generation at the Moozhiyar power house of the Sabarigiri project on Wednesday was 3.36 mu while that at the Moolamattom power house of the of Idukki project was 2.56 mu.
He said the State’s power consumption on Wednesday was 53.14 mu.