Kerala State Electricity Board
) is a public sector
agency under the Government of Kerala
, that generates and distributes the electricity supply in the state. Established in 1957
, the agency comes under the authority of the Department of Power.
The Kerala state Electricity board started functioning under the direction of a newly formed Kerala government, on the 31st of March, 1957. The first governing body consisted of 5 members, and was headed by the Chairman K P Sreedhara Kaymal. The staff of the erstwhile Department of Electricity of the Thiru-Kochi
state were transferred to the KSEB.
At the time of its inception, in 1958, the KSEB had an installed capacity of 109.5 MW, with a total annual internal generation of 441.35 MU. Over the years, as demand increased, the board has imported power from neighbouring states and private entities. The board also set up several more hydel power stations within the state. As of 2008, the KSEB has a total installed capacity of State to 2657.24 MW
and a consumer base of over 91,59,399.
KSEB has 23 Hydro Electric Projects, two Diesel power plants and one Wind Farm . The total installed capacity is 2229.6 MW
- Hydro Electric Projects (1940.2MW)
- Idukki (780MW)
- Sabarigiri (335MW)
- Idamalayar (75MW)
- Sholayar (54MW)
- Pallivasal (37.5MW)
- Kuttiyadi (225MW)
- Panniar (30MW)
- Neriamangalam (77.65MW)
- Lower Periyar (180MW)
- Poringalkuthu & PLBE (48MW)
- Sengulam (48MW)
- Kakkad (50MW)
- Small Hydro Electric......