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Drought pushing up demand for electricity

March, 29, 2014

The prevailing drought condition in the country has increased the demand for electricity, says the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) chairman.

The overall increase the use of air-conditioning and fans due to the prevailing drought conditions have increased the demand, CEB chairman W.B. Ganegala told AdaderanaBiz.

“Before the drought the electricity demand in the country during rush hours was around 1,900 megawatts. These days this has risen to around 2,050 megawatts. The reason is the increase in usage of air-conditioning and fans,” Ganegala added.

The prevailing drought is affecting almost the entire island.