Using generators mandatory for factories

1 May 2017 12:09 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


It is mandatory for factories to use generators from tomorrow because of the prevailing dry weather resulting in a power shortage, Power and Renewable Energy Ministry announced today.

Media Spokesman Pathum Pasqual said morethan 250 private power-suppliers have registered with the ministry and are able to supply some 500 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

He said ministry has agreed to pay Rs.36 for a unit of electricity with the generators being used from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Mr. Pasqual said this would continue until the dry weather eases. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 7

  • Saranga Monday, 01 May 2017 02:25 PM

    Awesome...more FDI will come with the land can not even provide reliable power

    Kale Monday, 01 May 2017 03:26 PM

    Pay 36, charge up to 45.Easy money for the over-priced electricity the CEB has.

    Lal Monday, 01 May 2017 03:50 PM

    But MR fans are against building LNG power plants by India and Japan saying its "selling the country"

    Lal Monday, 01 May 2017 03:51 PM

    This is what MR supporters want. They are against the LNG terminal so SL will face a major power crisis

    Saraprobe Monday, 01 May 2017 03:53 PM

    Privatize incompetent monopoly CEB and will bear results telecom sector alike

    Kale Monday, 01 May 2017 09:25 PM

    Lal, MR is against it as his family won't get any lucrative 'commissions' as he is out of power.

    Charles Monday, 01 May 2017 11:16 PM

    The GOVT should authorize state banks to grant interest free loans for the purchase of generators for factories. via DM iOS App

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