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Sri Lanka imposes daily 4-hour power cuts due to dry weather

/ 08:02 PM March 25, 2019

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s government is imposing daily four-hour power cuts as dry weather lowers the output of hydropower plants.

The state-run Ceylon Electricity Board announced Monday that electricity will be shut off for three hours during the daytime and one hour at night.

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Sri Lanka imposes daily 4-hour power cuts due to dry weather

The board said dry, hot weather has caused energy demand to rise while water levels in reservoirs have fallen, forcing it to “restrict electricity generation from hydropower plants to save the water for drinking and irrigation requirements.”

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Sri Lanka depends largely on hydropower to generate electricity. During the dry season, the country faces power cuts when water levels go down, making it difficult to generate power. /kga

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