Trivandrum: Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd (KSEB), the public sector agency under the Government of Kerala, responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity supply in the State, has announced the simplification of procedures required for new connections in the domestic LT category and few other categories.
Addressing a press conference after a Customer Conclave organised by KSEB in Thiruvananthapuram today, the Minister for Electricity, Shri M M Mani said, “Based on the complaints and suggestions from our customers, KSEB has reduced the number of documents required for applying for a new electrical connection under few categories to just two. The land ownership certificate and the identity proof are the only two documents required for a new domestic connection and those who apply with these papers will get the connection within seven days. With the rollout of the KSWIFT online system, customers in other categories like HT or EHT can get their new connections within 30 days”.
“The Customer Conclave was attended by 40 organisations, mostly large customers. We had a very fruitful session and the complaints and grievances of the large users will be addressed at the earliest. KSEB is spending Rs.4,000 crores to address the issue of fault rectification under the Urja Kerala Mission aimed at the integrated development of the electricity sector in the State.”, he added.
N S Pillai IA&AS, Chairman & Managing Director of KSEB said, “We are making a big foray into solar power generation under renewable energy with a target of 1,000 MW and we have already called the tender for 200 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects. KSEB has received over 15,000 applications from individuals, organisations and government departments to set up grid-connected rooftop solar power units.”
KSEB Board Directors and senior officials were present on the occasion.
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