Private & Public sector generators to be integrated to National Grid

Private & Public sector generators to be integrated to National Grid

Private & Public sector generators to be integrated to National Grid

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

26 Jan, 2022 | 8:02 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has commenced discussions to integrate the power generated through stand-by generators owned by Private and Public sector institutions into the National Grid.

“The generators owned by Private and Public sector institutions are only used during power outages or sudden breakdowns. These generators are capable of generating around 2,000 MW of power, and given the prevailing crisis, these resources could be integrated into the National Grid to address the issue,” Janaka Ratnayake, the Chairman of the PUCSL told News 1st on Wednesday (Jan. 26).

According to Ratnayake, there are generators capable of generatin 60 MW of power at 10 locations in Colombo city, while the generator at the Hambantota Convention Centre could generate 5MW of power, which is sufficient to power the entire city of Hambantota.

Plans have been prepared to use the generators until the prevailing power crisis is resolved, PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake further noted.

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