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Norochcholai Power plant: A postscript

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Electricity tariff hike: Costs vs pricing

Not a single credible cost figure was quoted by any of the editors and reporters, who wrote miles of editorials and reports over the last few weeks on the subject of electricity costs and prices. All such editors and reporters, and the readers alike, and the protestors in Parliament and on the streets, took cover...

Sri Lanka’s Power Monopoly

04th April 2013, www.lankabusinessonline.com Costs claimed by Sri Lanka’s power monopoly Ceylon Electricity Board are murky, the efficiency of expensive plants and other costs are not independently audited, respondents at a public hearing on a proposed tariff hike said. Disallowing around 30 billion rupees from the tariff filing also raised more questions about cost transparency...

Generation situation and economics of Sri Lankan power sector

“When we talk about power generation situation, we have to consider three issues namely; adequacy of generation, cost of generation and the generation mix” said Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya, senior energy consultant, during an interview with EnergyzEE team. Adequacy of power generation in Sri Lanka What do you think about the current situation in terms of...

Poor transparency burdens consumers

Despite the cost of electricity declining in Sri Lanka in real terms the benefits have not been transferred to the consumers, because of the failure of the regulator to publish the cost structure and make the process of conversion of cost to prices transparent, an energy sector consultant revealed.“If you look at the cost structure...

Energy Review Policy: Response

Apropos article by Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya on ‘Energy Policy Review’ published on 1st and 2nd June 2011 in ‘The Island’, small Hydro Power Developers Association wishes to point out some factual errors made by Dr. Siyambalapitiya which mislead the readers regarding the Tariff paid to Small Hydro Power Developers.   The Standardized Power Purchasing Agreements...

Power costs see decline

Production costs of electricity will decline from 2011 to 2015 and the electricity sector profitability is not too far away, an energy sector expert said. “By 2015 ,all licencees should report real profits and customers should be paying lower prices than today in real terms. This is as a result of reduction on the use...

Power crisis: Worst yet to come

Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya electrocutes top deregulation forum with shocking revelations If the people had thought that the power crisis was at its peak at present then they are in for a shock as the worst is yet to come according to a top energy expert. Resource Management Associate Managing Director Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya literally electrocuted...