(Public Notice under section 18 of the
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 35 of 2002)
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) hereby notify 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 intends 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
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 and will be held on May 07, 2021, from 09.30 hrs at Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Buadhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Written submissions if any should be sent 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 2392641
For further information and/or clarification please contact Ms. Janaki Vithanagama on 0776618031 or 0112392606-8
BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION
Date: 28th March 2021