Sunday, 07 August 2016 - 14:10
Public Utilities Commission rejects CEB’s least cost long term generation plan
The Public Utilities Commission has rejected Sri Lanka’s long-term electricity generation plan submitted by the CEB for the next two decades.
Extending a letter to the CEB, the Public Utility Commission noted that the plan submitted until 2036, to generate electricity in a cost-effective manner, does not comply with certain conditions of the Commission.
The Commission also shows that a lack of electricity can be experienced until 2020, due to the delay in construction of Sampur power plant.
The CEB submitted a report on the percentages of power output by hydro-power, Thermo-power, and other alternative power plants on the 27th of July.
After rejecting the relevant plan, the Commission noted that it requires several revisions.
The recommendations include devising a mechanism on probing into the power demand, use of recyclable power sources, setting more focus on environmental and health concerns as well as preparing an alternative solution in the event of a delay in construction of Sampur power plant.