PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA
(Public Notice under Section 18 of the
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 35 of 2002)
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ISLAND WIDE POWER FAILURE OCCURRED IN THE TRANSMISSION LICENSEE’S NETWORK ON 03RD DECEMBER 2021
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (Commission) hereby notifies its decision to hold a Public Hearing to investigate on the island wide power failure occurred in the Transmission Licensee’s network on 03rd December 2021.
The consequences of the said power failure include the Transmission Licensee’s inability to serve a total energy demand of 9.65 GWh equivalent to an estimated economic cost of Rupees one billion five hundred five million (LKR 1.505 billion or 1,505 million) & the losses incurred to Distribution Licensees followed by additional consequence endangers, losses and impacts to the people, economy, and consumers due to the failure.
The determination of the Public Hearing will include but not limited to findings on Socio Economic Impacts and appropriate recommendations on avoidance of future recurrences of similar incidents.
The Commission intends to conduct the Public Hearing as prescribed under section 18 read with Section 15 of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 35 of 2002 and according to the procedure approved by the Commission of Public Hearing.
The stakeholders and General Public are hereby invited to surrender written submissions if any on the impacts or any issues or information connected with the power failure and the Commission may consider such submissions or may summon such parties, if necessary, to give oral evidence at the hearing.
This Public Hearing is held under and by virtue of powers vested with the Commission under Section 18 of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act No 35 of 2002. The Date, Time and Venue will be informed to the Public due course by a similar notice published in the newspapers and via the official website of the Commission (pucsl.gov.lk)
Written submissions if any should be within 28 days from the date of this notice to:
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka
Level 6, BOC Merchant Tower
28, St. Michaels’s Road,
Fax : 011 2292641
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and/or clarification please contact Ms. Janaki Vithanagama on 0776618031 or 0112392606-8
BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION
11th January 2022