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Construction : Power Update | April 2016 | Source : CW-India

Double whammy for power sector

Kerala is facing the double whammy of mounting power consumption with the onset of summer and a sudden fall in power import from Karnataka, due to a crippling fire accident at its Sharavathi hydel power plant. Power from Sharavathi is transmitted to the state through a 400 kV line linking Mysore to Kasaragod. Since the Udumalpet-Madakathara line, also 400 kV, is loaded to capacity, the only way to mitigate the supply reduction is to draw power from the south for distribution in Malabar region. This has led to widespread drop in voltage in Malabar.
 
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