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Using power generators mandatory for factories

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The use of power generators has been made mandatory for factories as a result of the crisis facing the power sector, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry announced on Monday (01).

Media Spokesperson Pathum Pasqual said more than 250 private power-suppliers have registered with the Ministry and are able to supply some 500 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

He said Ministry has agreed to pay Rs. 36 for a unit of electricity with the generators being used from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm. Mr. Pasqual said this would continue until the dry weather eases.

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