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Mission to restore power supply in flood-hit Kerala

Twesh Mishra New Delhi | Updated on August 20, 2018 Published on August 20, 2018

Free connections and power initially

The Kerala State Electricity Board has launched ‘Mission Reconnect’ to restore power supply to households affected by floods.

“We will be providing a single-point connection free of cost and without a meter as an interim measure to restore power supplies to those affected. We will provision one bulb, one plug point and one insulation system under the Mission Reconnect,” a KSEB official told BusinessLine on Monday.

Nearly 25 lakh residents were left without electricity as 10,000 11kV distribution transformers were shut down during the floods. Of these, 4,500 transformers have been put back and the rest are being restored.

There are 1,200 transformers that are still submerged. We hope to resolve most of the problems within the next 10-15 days.

“Another 28 Extra High Voltage (EHV) substations (33kV to 110 kV) were shut down and they have been put back. Of these, only 4 or 5 are left to be restored,” the official added.

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Published on August 20, 2018
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