Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Northern Province CM says a federal system will unite Sri Lanka and not divide
JCI launches BIZMEET 2016 to promote ethical business practices
Biggest threat to media freedom in Sri Lanka is media itself - PM
Tamil Nadu CM seeks Indian PM's intervention to get 34 fishermen released from Sri Lanka
Special security and traffic plan enforced in Colombo and Galle for May Day
Sri Lankan defense delegation to DSA2016 discusses maritime security with Malaysia
Norway opens market for Sri Lankan fish exports with the lifting of EU ban
PM summons Media Minister and Secretary on 'joint opposition' statement
Ceylon Chamber to commence third batch of Italian Language Course on May 14
Sri Lanka political parties gear up to mark the May Day amid heavy security

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.