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Galle to get SL’s first underground power transmission network

Plans are underway to set up Sri Lanka’s first underground electricity transmission network in Galle city as a pilot project, Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. This project is co-contributed by Lanka Electricity Company (Pvt.) Limited (LECO).

The safety of the public and the beautification of Galle city are the aims of this new initiative, the Minister said, speaking at a development committee meeting held at Hall De Galle in Galle, on Saturday.

In the Galle District alone, 99.6 percent of the population have electricity facilities and there are only 2,730 families yet to receive power supply. The Government is ready to provide them with electricity supply before the end of 2022, Alahapperuma said.

He also said that electricity generation through renewable energy sources needs to be promoted in the Galle District.

At present, there are only 919 households contributing to solar power generation within the District. Therefore, steps have been taken to set up more solar panels on the roofs of households and offices, he added.

Plans are also underway to launch a programme on power generation using garbage in the Hendala area, the Minister said.