Ministry of Power and Energy brings reasons for blackout to light

Ministry of Power and Energy brings reasons for blackout to light

Ministry of Power and Energy brings reasons for blackout to light

Written by Lahiru Fernando

28 Sep, 2015 | 12:43 pm

A country-wide power failure was reported early morning on  Monday September 28. According to the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board Anura Wijepala, the country-wide blackout was caused by a system failure.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Power and Energy has revealed the reason for the country-wide power failure stating that the blackout was caused by a high voltage of electricity supply to the grid during a time of low demand.

Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy, Dr Suren Batagoda stated that a high voltage of electricity supplied to the grid during a time where the electricity demand is low, has led to the breakdown.

He further noted that an internal investigation has been launched into the incident.

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