No power cuts: CEB to receive CPC fuel again

2019-07-09 at 08:48

The Ministry of Power and Energy now says it will not impose power cuts during the day after the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation agreed to supply fuel to the Ceylon Electricity Board.

Yesterday, several parts of the country were impacted by sporadic power cuts after the CPC decided to suspend the supply of fuel to CEB power plants over non-payment of dues.

The Ministry attributed the power cuts to the suspension of fuel to thermal power plants by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

Thermal power plants generated 80-85% of the required daily power supply due to the dry weather experienced in the island.

When inquired by NewsRadio, Media Director of the Ministry Sulakshana Jayawardena noted following discussions with the Treasury and the Petroleum Resources Development, the CPC today agreed to resume the supply of fuel to Thermal power plants.

He said with the resumption, the CEB will be able to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers.