More Power Cuts In Future

Shakila Ifham

March 26, 2022


Despite going for emergency power from Independent Power Producers, power shedding would go on for long periods, a senior Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) official said.
Some engineers say it would go on for more than a year while others say Power cuts would go on for more than seven months.
“The situation at the Samanala Wewa is disastrous, it rains don’t  come as expected by May, Southern part of the country would experience total blackouts,” a senior engineer warned 
“We are having a shortage of between 400MW and 500MW daily,” an of ministry the Power Minstry said adding cover g this load base  is not easy though coal stocks are available for the moment, new shipments had not been added to the stocks and it should be done before the rough seas.