Hydropower generation drops; CEB awaits Diesel shipment from CPC

Hydropower generation drops; CEB awaits Diesel shipment from CPC

Hydropower generation drops; CEB awaits Diesel shipment from CPC

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Feb, 2022 | 12:18 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Electricity generation from hydropower plants has been limited to 750 MW as water levels in the reservoirs have dropped by 40%.

The Ceylon Electricity Board said 1,341 MW of power can be obtained from Thermal Power plants, with renewable energy contributing 80 MW.

The power plant in Baththala is inactive as it has run out of furnace oil.

Power plants in Kelanitisssa, Thulhiriya, Matugama, and several other plants are also inactive.

The national grid has lost 574 MW of electricity to the National Grid.

The energy ministry had said it would provide 10,200 metric tonnes of diesel to the CEB from a consignment that was unloaded yesterday.

But the CEB’s spokesperson said the diesel has not been given to the CEB since the 02nd of this month.

He added that fuel has only been provided to privately run power plants.

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