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* Sri Lanka power authority incurs heavy costs as hydropower generation drops due to lack of rain
Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 01:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 05, Colombo: The Chairman of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said the hydro power production in the country has sharply dropped due to dry weather conditions.

Last year, the hydropower production was high as catchment areas received sufficient rain. The generation of hydropower was around 70 percent in the year but it has dropped to 37 percent presently.

The reservoir storage has dropped down to 51.2 percent and the hydropower contribution to the total energy need was 28 percent Saturday. Thermal power contributed 70 percent to meet the need.

CEB Chairman said CEB incurs heavy cost due to the increase in use of petroleum in thermal power generation.

The official said that the CEB is also providing a relief of Rs. 2.4 billion to the household customers and Rs. 2.6 billion concession to the industries.

CEB sources say that the regular breakdowns in the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai have also contributed to the increase in power generation costs.

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