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PLANNED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR CEB POWER PLANTS - 2023
During the latter part of November 2022, Ceylon Electricity Board has conducted several planning exercises to prepare the electricity dispatch schedule for year 2023. CEB analyzed more than twenty scenarios with different attributes analyzing the past hydrological data, demand forecast, present economic parameters & projections, and plant availability.
Further, CEB critically analyzed the current economic constraints and shipping constraints to import required coal quantities when preparing the dispatch schedule for year 2023. In addition, CEB critically reviewed the proposed planned maintenance program of the power plants and finalized the planned maintenance schedule for year 2023 to optimize the generation from available power plants.
This report presents the Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LTGEP) 2023-2042 prepared by Transmission and Generation Planning Branch of Ceylon Electricity Board. The planning studies were conducted complying with the latest general policy guidelines issued in January 2022 with the following primary policy requirements:
1. Achieve 70% of electricity generation in the country using renewable energy (RE) sources by 2030
2. Achieve carbon neutrality in power generation by 2050
3. Cease building of new coal-fired power plants
4. New addition of firm capacity will be from clean energy sources such as regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG)
To achieve the policy targets, a significant level of RE capacity additions (especially wind and solar PV) is proposed in this plan throughout the planning horizon with 5,646 MW of Other Renewable Energy capacity additions envisaged during 2023-2030 period and 8,180 MW during 2031-2042 period.
With this accelerated development of RE capacities, this plan proposes timely implementation of enabling grid support technologies and measures such as Utility Scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Pumped Storage Power Plants (PSPP) and Renewable Energy Desk at National System Control Center. These measures are imperative to maintain a secure, reliable, economical, and sustainable power system.
Long Term Generation Expansion Plan 2023-2042 was Submitted to PUCSL for approval on 14th September 2022 and PUCSL approval granted on 10th February 2023.
This reports status of Bulk Supply & Uniform National Tariff related and Other Regulatory matters.
Correspondences with PUCSL
Special written communications between Ceylon Electricity Board and Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka with reference to “Bulk Supply & Uniform National Tariff related matters” and “Other Regulatory matters” are published here for the information of General Public and Stakeholders.