The Ministry of Power and Energy has introduced a new strategy for domestic consumers to produce their own power requirements.
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the Ministry has decided to permit the generation of power within households from today with alternative sources such as wind or solar. Its pilot project will be launched today.
Consumers will have the option of producing energy more than they require. Excess power could be sold to the Electricity Board.
The Minister said that if less power is generated by the consumer, they could purchase the balance from the Electricity Board.
Accordingly households will have the opportunity of generating energy with the help of turbines where wind is rife. Solar cells will be issued to areas where solar power can be produced.