Similarly, KSEB could never have spent over Rs 1 crore to connect Vachchapati and Moolaganga settlements in Attapadi area, over 100 km north of Palakkad, housing 400 poor tribal families (who also come under the non-paying group) by drawing power lines for over 20 km.
KSEB faced many a unique challenge to make this electricity-for-all initiative a reality.
Permission of the forest department was another challenge and where it was not forthcoming, KSEB had no choice but to take the power lines on a detour through private lands.
Any consumption above the quota would be charged at the actual cost at which the KSEB would buy power from expensive sources to make good the shortfall in power generation.
The KSEB would have to get the rates for the additional consumption approved by the KSERC before the fifth of each month, according to the order.
If the situation so demands, the KSERC might ask the KSEB to bring similar restriction for all categories of consumers after the review," the order said.
I had met and interviewed a couple of retired KSEB
employees, still in Thiruvananthapuram, who were part of the earlier lamp- lighting expeditions.
Tender notice number : KL KSEB
DRIP W13/LP-II/CE-16/2015-16 ID:2015_KSEB
Address : Chief Engineer (Transmission South), KSEB
Ltd, 3rd Floor, Vydyuthi Bhavanam, Pattom.
Tenders are invited for Electrification of Miscellaneous work - Service charges for liaison work with KSEB
on behalf of bank for getting sanction for additional load, energisation of transformer if any, getting order for statuary payments, shifting/ replacement of suitable energy meter if necessary.
Tenders are invited for Electrification works of Supply, Installation ,Testing, Commissioning of 4P, 63 Amps On load change over switch (AC23 category) with LED indication lamps(RYB) and control fuses(2 sets each for KSEB
& DG set supply indication)