Hydropower production is down to 23% as dry weather continues, but no power cuts – Ministry

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Due to the dry weather prevailing in Sri Lanka, hydropower generation has come down to 23% of the total production, the Ministry of Power and Energy said.

Due to the rainless weather that has lasted for about a month and a half, the water level in the hydropower reservoirs has been dropping rapidly.

About 74% of the total electricity generation is from coal-fired thermal power plants resulting in higher cost per unit, the Ministry said.

In addition, solar power generation is close to 1%. Wind power generation is 1.2%.

However, the Ministry of Power and Energy says all arrangements have been made to provide electricity without interruptions.

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