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Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 12:50
Engineers object Public Utilities commission proposal on power generation
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The Ceylon Electricity board Engineers union objects the proposal put forward by the Public Utilities commission regarding long term power generation.

Chairman of the union Saumya Kumarawadu states that the proposal approved by the Public utilities commission is not the proposal submitted by the Electricity board.

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has granted approval to the alternate Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan 2018- 2037 of the Ceylon Electricity Board's , with the view of ensuring energy security and continuous supply of electricity in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka expects a 5.0% energy demand growth and a 4.5% peak demand growth rate for the period 2018-2037.

In total, the Sri Lanka plans on 8371 Mega Watt of new additions  to the national grid in the period of 20 years from 2018.

The LCLTGEP has been compiled based on the results of the latest electricity expansion planning studies conducted by the CEB for the planning period of 2018-2037 which includes several optional plans.

CEB recommended the base case plan under least cost principals to be implemented for the next 20 years.

PUCSL approved 242 MW of Major Hydro, 215 MW of Mini Hydro, 1389 MW of Solar, 1205 MW of Wind, 85 MW of Biomass, 4800 MW of Natural Gas, 330 MW of furnace oil based power and 105 MW of Gas Turbine power to be added to the electricity generation system in 20 year period.
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