Diesel power plants were used more often recently – Dep. Min. of Power and Renewable Energy

Published: 10:03 GMT, Jun 10, 2017 |

Diesel power plants had to be used in place of hydro power plants to fulfill the power requirements of the recent past, the Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ajith P. Perera said.

Even though rainfall was received, certain catchment areas did not receive the required amount of rainfall, the Deputy Minister stated, offering an explanation as to why diesel power plants had to be used as a substitute as of late.

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera added that a request had been submitted to the Treasury seeking funds for the additional expenditure incurred as a result of this.