Apr 25, 2020

Domestic electricity consumption can go up Featured

According to the Ministry of Power and Energy, the national consumption of electricity has come down by 30%.

However, if we are not careful the electricity consumption of the household could increase.Therefore the ministry is requesting consumers to be careful with the electricity usage.

Due to the release of water for agriculture, hydro power production has been limited to a certain extent, reports say.

It is reported that hydro power generation is presently about 15% of the national requirement.

No additional charges for electricity bills

Minister of Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera states that no additional charges will be added to the electricity bills and the money will be charged only according to the amount of electricity used.

The Minister of Power and Energy made this comment regarding the frequent inquiries made by public regarding electricity bills questioning if an additional charge will be added to the electricity bills as the issuance of electricity bills is not in proper order due to COVID-19 pandemic and bills of few months will be issued at once.

The Minister has discussed this matter with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) officials on April 23 and the Minister has stated that consumers in the areas where the curfew is implemented are not receiving electricity bills and even if they receive the bills they cannot pay them. However, the Minister also has said that some people pay the bills online but a large number of consumers are not able to do so.