Areas surrounding hydro power plants yet to receive rainfall: Power and Renewable Energy Ministry

Areas surrounding hydro power plants yet to receive rainfall: Power and Renewable Energy Ministry

Areas surrounding hydro power plants yet to receive rainfall: Power and Renewable Energy Ministry

Written by Keshala Dias

08 Sep, 2017 | 2:38 pm

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says that although heavy rainfall has been experienced in most parts of the country, areas surrounding hydro power plants are yet to receive rainfall.

Media Spokesperson at the Ministry, Sulakshana Jayawardena said these areas have experienced considerable rainfall, adding that water levels of reservoirs stands at around 43%.

The generation of hydro electricity has reduced by 20% as a result of the drought conditions experienced in the country.

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