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New self-powered housing model

for low-income households

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, the electricity sector regulator has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka yesterday to collaborate and introduce a self- powered housing model for low income households with the aim of providing best architectural housing structure with the use of maximum daylight for low income households.

“Energy Conservation is one of the functions that PUCSL is empowered with by the Sri Lanka Electricity Act and we have taken regulatory measures over the past years to promote energy conservation to stabilize increasing energy demand in Sri Lanka,” Saliya Mathew, Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka said.

The MoU will lead the University of Moratuwa and PUCSL to carry out a collaborative research project to identify the energy demand patterns of low-income households and to establish “End User Energy Demand Indices” with a sample housing model for low-income households in rural, estate and urban.