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* Power and Energy minister suggests places of worship to use renewable energy
Tue, Sep 20, 2022, 12:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 20, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera says that selections have been made for 2 units of 10 megawatt floating solar power plants to provide electricity for low-income families and religious places.

The minister said that religious places with high electricity bills should adopt renewable energy systems. The minister said in Parliament today (20) that it is also important to manage the increasing electricity prices.

Several parties have objected to the increase in electricity bill. The Buddhist monks have asked for relief as the electricity bill of the temples has increased immensely. A public petition was also signed for that yesterday.

Commenting on this in Parliament, subject Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that religious places with a large monthly electricity bill should install solar panels and adopt renewable energy methods.

The minister further said that the officials were instructed to look into a loan system from India and China to bring solar panels to Sri Lanka.

 

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