Friday, March 09, 2012

Kerala's domestic electrical energy consumption pattern ..

Max. domestic and LT electrical energy consumption in MW. ( source the Hindu, 9.3.12) in the whole state of Kerala on any average working week day.

5 AM - 9 AM       2500 MW
9 AM - 6 PM       2300 MW
6 PM - 11 PM     3500 MW
11 PM - 5 AM     1800 MW

KSEB is planning to bring Time of Day (T-o-D) metering system to charge domestic and LT customers at a higher rate for certain times of the day ( peak load) than other off-peak load times..

I think this is being done for the first time in India in Kerala ..   A sure tiny step to implementing 'smart' electrical grid operations in the country .. With almost 75 % of generated electricity being lost in transmission and distribution losses, it is a shocking revelation that of 4 units generated only one unit is used, ie. we need to generate 4 MW to use 1 MW at the customer end..

Would like to know how this distorted power usage at different times is managed in other countries of the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Sikka's "unfortunate" exit from Infosys ..

The recent Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka's exit from Infosys made great news. Here are few moves from Sikka which Murthy (NRN as he is p...

My popular posts over the last month ..