The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) today sent a letter to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) saying it requested the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka to allow the Ceylon Electricity Board to release at least 2GWh per day more than the allocated water dispatch until 17 February 2023 for electricity generation.
The letter stated that the present water capacity at Hydro Reservoirs can generate 778 GWh of electrical energy, which is 100- GWh higher than the reservoir capacity for the same period in 2022. The electricity demand in January 2023 dropped by 13% to 14% compared to the demand in the same period for 2022.
“The CEB is currently saving approximately 2 GWh per day by imposing power cuts. The PUCSL is in the process of determining the electricity tariff based on the tariff proposal dated 5 January 2023 requesting a revision of the electricity tariff.”
Also, as agreed at the meeting held with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, if any additional cost will be required to be incurred to provide an uninterrupted power supply until17 February 2023, that cost can be recovered through the tariff determination, the PUCSL said.