Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

Going Solar? Know Your Energy Metering Options

It’s necessary for a prosumer, who is going to install a solar system, to understand the relevant vocabulary before choosing the best energy metering option. Of course, in India, chances are you won’t really have a choice, as your options will be dictated by whatever is allowed in your region or state. For starters, a […]

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Kerala State Commission Turns Down KSEB Petition For Gross Metering, Net Billing

In an important order last week, the Kerala Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has turned down the plea of the state discom, Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd (KSEB) for modification of the net metering rules as applicable in the state to  gross metering and a net billing regime. KSEB had also made a plea for the […]

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Kerala Electricity Board Awards Hero Future Energies 10-MW Battery Storage Project

Delhi-based renewable energy developer and the renewable arm of the Hero Group, Hero Future Energies (HFE), claimed last week that it has “emerged as a successful bidder” in the tender floated by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB). The tender was for the construction of a 10 MW grid-connected energy storage plant in the state. […]

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Low demand for grid-connected rooftop solar systems in Kerala

Kerala, the most literate state in the country with a high proportion of urban, independent housing, is failing the rooftop solar test. Grid-connected rooftop solar power systems, one of the key projects identified to meet the state’s solar target, is failing to  attract many users. This, even as the state discovered fairly competitive prices for […]

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Kerala power board plans battery storage project in Thiruvananthapuram

According to recent media reports, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is keenly looking at grid-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS), given the growing emphasis on renewable energy and the rising peak-time power demand in the state. The state power utility proposes to pilot a BESS project in Thiruvananthapuram city, B. Ashok, chairman and managing […]

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Pole-mounted EV Charging Stations Set up in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is going in for ‘pole-mounted charging stations’ for electric vehicles in a big way. To be launched with 10 charging stations mounted on electricity poles in Kozhikode city, Kerala, on Saturday, the programme will be extended to other parts of the State with 1,000 units in Phase II. The […]

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Kerala’s 1kW Rooftop Solar Systems to be Available at Rs 53,651

The lowest bid received by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for residential rooftop solar systems of up to 1 kW has been discovered to be ₹53,651/kW. In February this year, KSEB floated a tender to empanel contractors for providing EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for 200 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar […]

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