CPC decides to supply 1500 metric tons of diesel to CEB
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has decided to deliver 1,500 metric tons of diesel to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) daily until January 18.
Disruptions to the power supply can be expected in the coming days if required stocks of fuel are not received to continue the operations at power plants, the CEB had cautioned previously.
The CEB further stated that it is compelled to impose daily power cuts owing to the shortage of heavy fuel and diesel required for power plants, breakdown of a generator at the Norochcholai power plant, and decreased in water levels in reservoirs for hydropower plants.
Although it was later announced that there is no need to impose power cuts again as the privately-owned generator at the Kelanitissa power plant was repaired after the sudden breakdown, electricity supply was interrupted in parts of the island yesterday.