At present, we are providing electricity to 98% of the houses in the country. And plans are underway to electrify the whole nation 100% in the coming months. At this juncture, it is very much important and essential to move towards sustainable energy sources to meet the electricity demand which is growing in the daily basis. Therefore, steps will be taken to appoint an energy manager for every institution to conserve the energy at the institutional basis.” said Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy.
The minister stated this during an observation visit to the Sustainable Energy Authority. The minister participated at a discussion with the officials of the Sustainable Energy Authority and provided necessary instructions to the officials on carrying out projects.
The Minister further said,
“Other than establishing new power stations to meet the growing demand of electricity, it has to take appropriate measures to conserve energy during power generation, tramsmission, distribution and consumption. We have to make people aware on the situation and motivate them towards the conservation of power. Today, Sri Lanka is the only country in Asia, which provides uninterrupted commercial power to the households in the around – the – clock basis. In the future, we want to be the country that provide quality and uninterrupted electricity supply to every housefold at a minimum cost. So we have to take measures accordingly.” he said.
The deputy minister Ajith P. Perera and officials of the sustainable energy authorty participated at the occasion.