Colombo, Dec 19 (NIA) – Sri Lanka is likely to face power cuts or electricity price hikes, with receding rains, electricity experts quoted in local media reports said here on Monday.
Experts said that no new power plants had been constructed in Sri Lanka in recent years, and the plan for the Sampur Power Plant was also postponed.
The rains reduced in 2016 and are expected to be less than usual during the North Eastern Monsoons during December 2016 to February 2017.
“Therefore, the hydroelectricity generation will drop and diesel power generation will be more important. Therefore electricity prices would go high,” experts said.