PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA
(Public Notice under section 18 of the
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 35 of 2002)
POSTPONEMENT OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ISLANDWIDE POWER FAILURE OCCURRED IN THE TRANSMISSION LICENSEE’S NETWORK
(CEYLON ELECTRICITY BOARD) ON 17TH AUGUST 2020
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (Commission) notified on the 28th of March 2021 via newspaper advertisements about its decision to hold a Public Hearing to investigate on the island wide power failure occurred in the Transmission Licensee’s (Ceylon Electricity Board) network on 17th August 2020.
The consequences of the said power failure include the Transmission Licensee’s inability to serve a total energy demand of 27.5 GWh equivalent to an estimated cost of Rupees Four Billion (LKR 4 Billion) to the economy followed by additional consequence losses due to the failure. The determination of the Public Hearing will include but not be limited to findings on Socio Economic impacts and appropriate recommendations on avoidance of future repetitions of similar incidents.
The Commission intended to conduct the Public Hearing as prescribed under section 18 read with section 15 of the of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 35 of 2002 and according to the procedure approved by the Commission on Public Hearing. This Public Hearing scheduled to be held on May 07, 2021 from 09.30 hrs at Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 is postponed due to the prevailing pandemic situation in the country and will be conducted on a future date as determined by the Commission.
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