THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State may not have to face power crisis for the next 10 years, Power Minister A.K. Balan has said.
Releasing the Sevotham Certification awarded by the Bureau of Indian Standards to the Kerala Electrical Inspectorate here on Friday, Mr. Balan said a conscious effort was being made to reduce transmission loss from 38 per cent to 18 per cent and now the aim was to further bring it down to 15 per cent. The energy saving measures like distribution of CFL bulbs and reducing transmission loss were as good as generating power. By reducing the carbon emission, the State would be eligible for carbon credit too, he said.
The Inspectorate had earned the distinction of becoming the first government department in the country to win the IS 15700:2005 service quality management systems certification licence. This was an approval for the efficient and quality service being rendered to the public by the department, he said.