ECONOMYNEXT – Scheduled power cuts of 2 hour and 20 minutes for Friday (30) was approved for Sri Lanka, Public Utilities Commission Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said after declining the request of the state run Ceylon Electricity Board to extend the power cuts (CEB).
However, he has already warned the power cut will have to be extended if the country does not receive required coal which is used to generate a maximum 900 MW or over 30 percent of the total power demanded by the country.
All groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W will experience a one hour power cut between 3.00pm and 6.00pm and one hour 20-minute power cut between 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
Colombo city commercial zones that come under group CC will experience a power cut of 2 hours and 30 minutes from 6.00 am to 8.30 am.
Industrial zones that come under MNOXYZ groups will experience a power cut of 2 hours and 30 minutes from 5.30 am to 8.00 am.
For details, click Demand Management Schedule from 30.09.2022.
The Ministry of Energy said in order to secure the short term requirement of coal supply, a spot tender has been advertised following an international competitive bidding method & has been opened for registered suppliers & any other supplier capable of supplying the requirement with a minimum 180-day credit facility.
Long Term Tender for Coal Procurement will be advertised by next week, the ministry said. (Colombo/ Sep 29/2022)