Sri Lanka’s CEB authorised to purchase power from private plants, CPC to provide fuel: Minister

Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has been authorised to purchase power from private plants and the state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will provide fuel to maintain power generation without extending power cuts despite a breakdown at the Norocchcholai coal power plant, an official said.

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the country’s power regulator, said Sri Lanka will have a longer power cut of three hours on Tuesday September 27 but will return to daily two-hour-and-twenty-minute outages from Wednesday.

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