No power cuts over the weekend: PUCSL

Saturday, 6 August 2022 00:19 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Electricity regulator yesterday announced that there will be no scheduled power cuts over the weekend.

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Chairman Janaka Rathnayake said power disruptions will not be enforced on 6 and 7 August.

On 4 August, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that after many weeks the Ceylon Electricity Board has generated a vast capacity of hydropower, making the best use of the torrential rains from early this week. 

As per the Minister, on 2 August CEB generated 57.1% with hydropower, followed by coal 31%, wind 3.42% and thermal 2.2%. In addition, independent power producers it had generated 6.6% wind and 0.44% solar power.