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CEB Workshop on PPP

Workshop on Private Investment in Wind Power in Sri Lanka

18 September in news

RMA in collaboration with Entura Hydro Tasmania conducted a three-day workshop on “Private Investment in Wind Power in Sri Lanka” to Engineers of Ceylon Electricity Board from 13th to 15th September 2017 at Sri Lanka Foundation. Mr. David Mayo, bid advisor and transaction specialist, discussed the theories and concepts in private power purchasing. Prof. Steve Ferrey joined the workshop from Boston through electronic media and presented a sample wind power purchase agreement. Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya and Mr. Sunith Fernando discussed the history of private power purchase in Sri Lanka. Mr. Swetha Perera explained a model which has been developed to determine tariffs...

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RMA Celebrates Mr. Karunanayake’s Birthday

06 September in news

Engineer Jayasiri Karunanayke is a renowned electrical engineer in Sri Lanka. After graduated from University of Moratuwa, he served for Ceylon Electricity Board and Lanka Electricity Company. As a visiting lecture in Department of Electrical Engineering of University of Moratuwa, he enlightened the engineering student’s knowledge in power system protection which is his expertise area. Mr. Karunanayake is working with RMA for many projects focused on tariffs and regulations. RMA organized a small tea party to celebrate his 70th birthday on 1st August 2017. ...

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Government Decides on a Single Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets in Sri Lanka

28 September in Uncategorized

Architects, Engineers, Technicians and Electricians to use only 13 ampere Standard Sockets in all new buildings with immediate effect. Type G plug and socket outlet, widely known as the 13 A or the “square pin” plug and socket was approved as the single standard for plugs and socket outlets in Sri Lanka, at the cabinet meeting held on 16th August 2016. Following the cabinet approval, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), as the regulator for the electricity industry, formally announced the implementation of the single national standard for plugs and socket outlets. Presently, Sri Lankans use numerous types of plugs,...

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Your electricity bill in 2020

18 September in news

By August 2016, electricity sales growth recorded was 9.6 per cent (compared with the first eight months of 2015), the highest since 2010. So there is no relief on the demand front, to call for relief, now that Sampur power plant is delayed, suspended or cancelled. If the Sampur project went ahead, with essential additional environmental safeguards and technical/contractual amendments, relief would have come by 2020. Impacts of bad decisions or indecision today on power generation, are felt only after five years, in the form of price increases and power cuts. Impacts of good decisions would take longer, to be implemented...

Kilinochchi Lecture

Lecture on Sri Lanka Energy Sector Status and Future Outlook

29 August in news

Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya delivered a lecture on Sri Lanka energy sector status and future outlook to the students of faculty of engineering, University of Jaffna, at his visit to Jaffna and Kilinochchi on 15th August 2016, according to an invitation received from Dr. A. Atputharajah, dean faculty of engineering....

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Railway electrification and modernisation

21 January in news

Project ready for implementation • First trains to run by 2021 January 4, 2016, 12:00 pm No, no, it is not another ‘supplier driven’ project, the more decent phrase to identify projects offered by companies from countries with "friendly" governments, offering loans for the project at double the market interest rates, repaid in ten years. Only if Sri Lanka awards the contract to their chosen contractor, on a platter! No competitive bidding. If the count is right, going by the headlines in state-run newspaper over the past 10 years, we must have already built two express train services from Colombo to the airport,...