Power Minister instructed to revisit private power plant purchasing conditions

Power Minister instructed to revisit private power plant purchasing conditions

Power Minister instructed to revisit private power plant purchasing conditions

Written by Amani Nilar

01 Feb, 2022 | 11:13 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The President has instructed the Minister of Power, Gamini Lokuge to revisit the conditions put forward when making emergency purchases from private power plants.

The Minister of Energy recently stated that the Government will purchase electricity from private power plants due to the existing power crisis.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister (Dr) Ramesh Pathirana stated that a condition which exists in the purchase of power from private plants is the uninterrupted supply of electricity for three years, however, the President had instructed for electricity to be only bought depending on the need.

When inquired as to how private power plants are generating electricity, the Minister said that these too, are functioning with the same amount of fuel imported to Sri Lanka, and after managing it for the State and private sectors accordingly.

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