No scheduled power cuts in Sri Lanka on Aug 06-07 weekend: regulator
ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka will not impose any power cuts on the weekend of August 06 and 07, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Chairman Janaka Rathnayka said.
This is the first time since mid-April 2022 the daily power cuts have not been implemented.
The state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said the reduction in power cut is due to an increase in hydro power generation thanks to the ongoing southwest monsoon.
On Thursday August 04, the CEB said, 58.22 percent or 22.85 gigawatt hours were generated from hydropower plants while 11.27 GWh or 28.72 percent was generated through thermal power plants.
With the strong winds contributing to wind power generation, 12.35 percent of or 4.85 gigawatt hours was added to the main grid on Friday August 05.
Due to lack of rainfall, CEB power generation was mainly from thermal power plants and less than 40 percent was generated through hydro power plants until Tuesday August 02.
Due to the heavy rainfall, the CEB said, Castlereigh, Maussakalle and Kotmale major reservoirs are currently receiving above 55mm of rainfall. (Colombo/Aug05/2022)