The Ceylon Electricity Board says stocks of diesel and furnace oil available to generate electricity are only sufficient for today.
CEB Additional General Manager and Media Spokesman Andrew Navamani said the stock of diesel supplied to the Kelanitissa Power Station to generate electricity will run out today.
Navamani said fuel supplied to the Sapugaskanda Power Station and the Colombo Port Power Station will meet today’s demand.
The Media Spokesman said the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has been notified in this regard.
However, issuing a statement Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Janaka Ratnayake yesterday said there was no requirement to impose power cuts till tomorrow as there are sufficient stocks of fuel to generate electricity.
The PUCSL said discussions have commenced to integrate the generators owned by private and public sector institutions to the National Power Grid.
Ratnayake said the relevant companies are in possession of generators that can generate around 2,000MW of electricity.
It was revealed that there are generators that could generate 60MW of electricity in only 10 locations in Colombo.
The PUCSL Chairman said plans have been formulated to use the generators until the power crisis is addressed.
Meanwhile, Senior Electrical Engineer Prof. Rohantha Abeysekera, who was appointed as the new Acting General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board, is scheduled to assume duties today