A one-hour power cut may be experienced in several areas in the country as CEYPETCO has suspended fuel supply to thermal power plants, Power and Energy Ministry’s Information Director Sulakshana Jayawardena said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said the power cuts would be experienced due to a shortage of 150 megawatts of electricity in the main grid.
The thermal power plants have no sufficient fuel supply for electricity generation.
“The prevailing electricity has to be balanced and the power distribution process functions within the system until the total is capacity restored,” Mr. Jayawardena said.
A Ministry level discussion is underway to rectify the issue at least by tomorrow morning, he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)