Reservoir water levels will last maximum for a month, warns PUCSL

Reservoir water levels will last maximum for a month, warns PUCSL

Reservoir water levels will last maximum for a month, warns PUCSL

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 Feb, 2022 | 3:47 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka says that water levels in some reservoirs will remain in place for another two weeks or a month to generate hydro electricity.

Its chairman Janaka Ratnayake stated that this was revealed at a discussion held at the Public Utilities Commission on Saturday (12) on how to provide electricity to the people without disruptions.

Several institutions including the Public Utilities Commission, the Ceylon Electricity Board and LECO participated in the discussion.

Janaka Ratnayake said that if the consumption of electricity is not restricted, there will be a definite power cut in the future.

Janaka Ratnayake also said that steps will be taken to reduce the supply of electricity to business premises and redirect that electricity to the public in the future.

He noted that power generation by private companies should be done by generators.

Meanwhile, power generation at the Kerawalapitiya power plant has come to a complete standstill.

The General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Dr. Rohantha Abeysekera stated that this situation has arisen due to a technical fault.

He urged the people to use electricity sparingly considering the current situation.

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