The Ceylon Electricity Board had activated a new hotline number of 1987 from any telephone lines, this hotline would cater to all your problems of electricity power failure, blackout, electric shortage and all other electricity issues.
This Hotline Number have been announces after the several issues face by public to calling to electricity board when the country came under blackout situation in recent past.
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CRB) collected Rs. 212 million as fines from power pirates during raids conducted last year, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
The minister said 3,199 people were found guilty of power pirating CEB sources said some had altered electricity meters while Others had tapped power illegally.
Minister Ranawaka said the government has taken measures to provide electricity to 96 percent of the people considering access to power is a right of the masses. “Illegal power tapping causes damages to the CEB as well as to the national economy.” he said. Ministry officials requested the public to inform of power pirates on 2422259.
The transmission of 300 MWs to the national grid from the third and final phase of the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant (LCPP) was expected to begin by the end of August, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) announced. Two generators are running at the moment with a capacity of 300 MWs each and the installation of a third generator with the same capacity is almost completed now. With the launching of the three phases of the LCPP by the end of this month the CEB will be adding 900 MWs to the national grid.
The total cost of the three phased LCPP, one of the largest development projects undertaken by China in Sri Lanka, which started construction in 2006, was US$ 1,341 million (Rs. 1,743 billion). With commissioning of the LCPP, the CEB would be in a position to provide power to every household in the country. The country’s power coverage is at 96% at present.
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After the sudden Electricity tariff increase the Ceylon Electricity board made an common tips for those seeks to reduce their electricity consumptions,
How to Save Electricity in Lighting
Replace standard incandescent bulb with Energy Star rated CFL. (Can save more on >our electricity costs over the life of the bulb) Start by replacing bulbs that are on for more than three hours per day.
Use brighter bulbs in areas where you do close-up work such as reading, cooking or similar work. Use less-bright light in other areas.
Use natural light whenever you can. Make the best use of natural light by arranging desks, reading chairs and work benches closer to windows. Use light colours for walls, ceilings and floors as they reflect more light.
Turn the light switch off when you leave the room
How to Save Electricity in Computers, fax machines.
TVs, VCRs, CD players, cable boxes, and cassette decks consume energy even if they are in their standby modes. Some will continue to consume energy even when turned off if they are plugged in. Consider unplugging them when you don’t use them
How to Save Electricity in the Kitchen
Use efficient cooking sources. A pressure cooker cuts cooking time by about two-thirds, and a microwave uses less than half the energy of a conventional electric oven.
How to Save Electricity in Washing Machine
Don’t overload the washing machine, but load them to capacity. Overloading can cut down on efficiency.
Use the water level control on clothes washers. Use less water for smaller loads.
Follow detergent instructions carefully. Using too much soap makes the washing machine motor work harder.
Delicate clothes don’t require as long a wash cycle as dirty work clothes. So wash them separately.
Use the dryer if it is essential only; otherwise opt to dry clothes in the sun.
If the dryer has an automatic cycle, use it.
Clean the dryer’s lint filter after each load to help keep the machine running efficiently.
How to Save Electricity in Ironing
Iron all clothes at on
Keep the surface upright when ironing.
How to Save Electricity in Fans
Pedestal fans and table fans are more v energy efficient than ceiling fans
How to Save Electricity in Air Conditioning
Set the temperature of the AC to 26°C
Consider using fans
Close all doors and windows and seal all air leaks when the AC is on
How to Save Electricity in Refrigeration
Do not open the doors frequently
Store things in order to make it easy to pick them as you need
Do not store hot food
Ensure adequate space around the refrigerator to facilitate heat exchange through ventilation