Mar 31, 2020

Electricity demand drops by 30%

The daily power demand of the country has come down by 30% due to the closure of factories, following the prevailing health situation in the country.

Mr. Sulaksha Jayawardena - media spokesman of the Power and Energy ministry said that this situation has arisen due to the curfew imposed by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

He elaborated that the usual daily demand of 49 GWh has dropped to 33 GWh.