Govt introduces reward system for low electricity consumption
March 29, 2016 07:15 pm
Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera says that power cuts will not be imposed during the upcoming festive season.
However, he said, that the electricity demand had unnaturally surged in the month compared to March last year.
He stated that prevailing dry weather conditions has caused certain issues in the power supply and that is the reason why the demand of 2300MW cannot be met despite the capacity for generating 3900MW.
The Deputy Minister said that the government is introducing a lottery system to reward consumers who reduce electricity consumption by 10% and 20% compared to previous months.
Responding to questions from reporters, Perera further said that that the government will not hesitate to impose power cuts if the situation deems it necessary and that it won’t be “shy” to do it.