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Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union headed by Athula Wanniarachchi said, the government was fast tracking several projects, some of which have come through unsolicited bids and most of them not included in the Least Cost Long Term Generation Plan (LCLTGP), prepared by the CEB and approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), recently.
“According to the existing plan, conditionally approved by the PUCSL, we have proposed only one 300 mw plant in Kerawalapitiya and 170 mw plant in Hambantota. However, the government is pushing for an additional 300 mw combined cycle plant in Kerawalapitiya, 400 mw plant in Hambantota and an additional 500 mw LNG plant in Kerawalapitiya,” Wanniarachchi said. “We don’t need so many plants simultaneously. We don’t even have transmission lines to Kerwalapitiya or LNG terminals. We cannot pretend to go grocery shopping for power plants,” he said. READ MORE …