The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says that there will be power cuts from Tuesday (25) due to the lack of fuel for generating electricity.
There is a problem in meeting our maximum demand on Monday, which means there may be a shortfall of around 50 MW. It does not cause a large power outage.
But that story will change on Tuesday. Because, the barge at that harbor has 60 megawatts and the Uthuru Janani Power Station has 23 megawatts, then with that 100 on Tuesday we will lose 163 of our capacity in thermal power plants. Under such circumstances, it will inevitably be a problem for us to meet the maximum demand. That means an issue could occur if we did not receive fuel at that time ”
The General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board Dr. Susantha Perera stated this while expressing his views to the media yesterday (22).