The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka is scheduled to convene once again today to consider the request made by the Ceylon Electricity Board to impose daily power cuts.
The CEB had sought permission from the Commission to impose daily power cuts of between two and nine hours based on three assumptions.
The PUCSL during a meeting held last week decided against granting permission to impose daily schedule power cuts following an assessment of data provided by experts.
When inquired by NewsRadio, Chairman of the Commission Janaka Ratnayake said the PUCSL believes daily power cuts are not required at present.
He said however a definitive announcement will be made following today’s meeting.
Janaka Ratnayake noted that they will assess whether the existing capacity is adequate to meet the electricity demand for the next three days.
He opined it is likely that permission will not be granted to impose scheduled power cuts.