- Firstly, we could be able to open tender for natural liquid gas.
Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Minister of Power & Renewable Energy
“Yesterday also was a very historical day for us. For the first time we called tenders to provide 60 MW for 20 places each with 1 MW of solar power. This has become a talk widely spoken by public. This might be the first time to grasp so fire in renewable energy sector. We are glad to accomplish as our first experience yesterday ended with thumping success. End product of it lies with public. Solar power unit so far purchased at Rs. 23.10 has been reduced up to a minimum rate of Rs. 12.73. Normal charge of a unit had been declined up to Rs. 17.01. This is an achievement of entire electricity consumers which amounted to 5.5 million.
We could be able to open the first tender for natural liquid gas which was widely spoken by public. For this, 6 competitors had come in. As well, we are ready to call tenders in oncoming two months of time to meet future electricity requirement of the country which could stand at 870 MW.
“Various interpretations may come into the composition by 200 MW of solar power and 170 MW of wind power etc. But we act with degree of transparency. Those who are supposed to be maltreated could find solaces at appeal boards and courts” Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy stated.
Minister made these comments today (15) at a function held in Dehiwala area in view of laying foundation stone for a Head Quarters Building of Distribution Zone No. 04.
Hon. Minister further added
“Today is a very specific day for the Ministry as well as to the Ceylon Electricity Board. Today is the day on which we commence work on a very active plan to realize dream of accomplishing Distribution Zone No. 04 Head Quarters within 20 months. We hope and pray this set of 20 months will be the 20 in real. It is the most important matter. We must try our best to hit targets”.
A large number of officers including Hon. Ajith P. Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, General Manager, Additional General Manager, Deputy General Managers of Ceylon Electricity Board also graced this occasion.