Nearly half of the Sri Lankan electricity consumers out of a total of 4.2 million have responded positively to a government call for conserving energy.
Sri Lanka earlier this year launched a three month program which promised one month of free electricity to consumers who reduces their electricity consumption.
Accordingly, the program which was conducted during the months of May, June and July saw 1.9 million consumers responding positively to the call to conserve energy.
Ministry of Power and Energy in a statement issued said, this prompt response by those consumers helped CEB to conserve 84 Gigawatt hours of electricity, equaling to Rs. 4,330 million, during the above said three months.
Yesterday, nearly 150 selected electricity consumers were given awards for their contribution to conserve energy.
The second phase of the project is expected to commence tomorrow.
Sri Lanka’s electricity generation comes through hydro, thermal and coal powered plants.
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