Monsoon rains help generate more hydropower | Daily News

Monsoon rains help generate more hydropower

About half of the total power requirement is now generated from hydro-power, Irrigation Department Director (Hydrology) Eng. S.P.C. Sugeeshwara said.

He said that the hydro-power contribution, which remained about 18 percent about three weeks back, has increased to about 50 percent as the catchment areas experienced heavy rains in the last few days.

Meteorology Department Director (Landslide and Research) Dr.Shiromini Jayawardena said that the Southwest Monsoon has established over the country and the prevailing rainy weather could see an increase on May 23 and 24.



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