Highest electricity demand in history recorded this week; Reason for power interruptions revealed

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 19:08

The Engineers’ Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board stated that several areas in the island experienced power cuts without prior notice yesterday.

Speaking to our news team, its chairman, Athula Wanniarachchi stated that several reasons including the increase in electricity demand and one generator in the Norachcholai power plant malfunctioning, resulted in the power cuts.

Several areas in the country experienced power cuts for almost 15 minutes yesterday.

Chairman of the Engineers’ Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Athula Wanniarachchi stated that the highest daily electricity demand of 2450 mega watts in the country’s history was recorded last Monday night.

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