The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to obtain 50MW from the private sector to minimise the use of power units.
Chairman Janaka Ratnayake speaking at a media briefing yesterday said another 300MW will be added to the national power grid through the private sector in the days ahead.
He said the General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board was informed of the move at a meeting held yesterday.
Ratnayake said 100MW will be synchronised from the private sector and will be added to the national power grid.
He added 49 million units will be reduced to 40 million units while water resources will be preserved without generating hydro power during the next one and a half months.
Ratnayake said there is no requirement at present for long term power disruptions.
He therefore expressed hope that all institutions including the Ceylon Electricity Board is of the same thinking pattern when dealing with the power issue.
However, he claimed all such measures are being enforced on the premise that sufficient fuel will be provided and that large-scale power plants will not breakdown or malfunction.
The PUCSL Chairman added steps are also being taken to add 400-500MW in stand-in generators.