Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Rakesh Roy, a young engineer realised his childhood dreams when he created Kerala’s first self identified private small hydroelectric project in Idukki.
The private hydel plant began supplying power to the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Limited last month. Roy said he was able to bring the project to fruition with the support of his six other friends.
“We are proud to be the first self-identified private small hydroelectric project in the state. The uniqueness of the project is that it was identified by private persons like us in our own land,” he told PTI.
He said though there was a provision for such projects in the Kerala Small Hydro Power Policy 2012′ rolled out in October 2012, he and his partners were the first to submit such a proposal to the Government.
When asked how he identified the power sector for their first entrepreneurial venture, he said he and his friends were aware that power was a potential area since their college days.
“Power cuts and electricity crunch had always been in the news in Kerala. So, even during our college days, we knew that it was a potential area,” he said.