Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy is continuing with its effort to seek the support of the 4.2 million strong student community of the country to conserve electricity, especially during the peak hours.
Energy Authorities, who are on an Island wide drive to educate the school children on the importance of conserving energy says, if they help switch off the 26 million refrigerators currently in use in Sri Lankan households, the country can save around 215 Megawatts of electricity per day.
Officials says, this switching off should be done from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, which has the highest demand for electricity in the country.
The Ministry which held a seminar for nearly 1000 students representing 30 Colombo schools this morning also said, another 175 Megawatts of electricity can be saved daily, if the students help turn off a 60 watt bulb during peak demand hours, in each household in the country.
Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka were present during today’s seminar.
Article Views: 655