NO requirement for power cuts- PUCSL informs CEB

NO requirement for power cuts- PUCSL informs CEB

NO requirement for power cuts- PUCSL informs CEB

Written by Amani Nilar

25 Jan, 2022 | 3:58 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has informed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) that there is NO requirement for power outages as fuel stocks will be sufficient until the 27th of January.

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge said an uninterruptible power supply can be provided as Diesel and Furnace Oil stocks were delivered from the CPC to the CEB.

However, the CEB engineers union told News 1st that if there is an emergency breakdown, there may be instances when the supply of electricity will have to be disrupted.

Following a meeting chaired by the President, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had delivered 10,000 MT of Diesel to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) on Monday 24) night.

The Ceylon Electricity Board said that the 15,000 MT of Furnace Oil allocated by the CPC for the Yugadhanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya is being delivered to the Sapugaskanda Power Plant and the Barge-mounted Power Plant in Colombo.

The Yugadhanavi Power Plant will instead use Diesel for electricity generation, said the CEB.

The Cabinet has also decided to allow for the CEB to make direct fuel purchases using the Indian Line Of Credit as a solution to the Electricity Crisis.

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