CEB to purchase 03 Private Power Plants

CEB to purchase 03 Private Power Plants

CEB to purchase 03 Private Power Plants

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

02 Apr, 2021 | 7:20 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has decided to purchase three privately-owned power plants, its Chairman said.

The power requirements during peak times or when the demand is at its highest in the country will be fulfilled through these private power plants, Vijitha Herath, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board told News 1st on Friday (Mar. 02).

According to the CEB Chairman, 170 megawatts of power are obtained daily, from these power plants at times when there is a shortage of hydropower generation.

Thereby, cabinet approval was sought to purchase the relevant privately-owned power plants, CEB Chairman Vijitha Herath further noted.

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