Kerala is launching 'Urja Kerala Mission' aimed at the integrated development of electricity sector in the state. It aims at implementing five important projects in the next 3 years:
- Saura - to establish 1000 MW of solar power capacity in the state in the next 3 years. This includes 500 MW of rooftop solar power plants in houses, public and private buildings including schools, hospitals and commercial establishments. Solar power plants will also be installed on top of irrigation canals and highways. Floating solar power plants will also be installed.
- Filament free Kerala - to provide good quality LED lamps at moderate rates to replace CF lamps, fluorescent tubes and filament bulbs commonly used in houses and street lights.
- Dyuthi 2021 - a ₹4000 crore project to modernise the distribution grid and reduce power interruptions
- TransGrid 2.0 - a ₹10,000 crore project to reduce the transmission losses and to remove the current limitations and constraints in the transmission network
- eSafe - a massive publicity campaign to sensitise the users of electricity on its safety aspects
These projects are being implemented by KSEBL, ANERT, EMC and Electrical Inspectorate.
The launch of these projects is being done with the inauguration of the Urja Kerala Mission by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan at 3 pm on 14-Jun-2018 at Tagore Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram