STELCO urges energy conservation amid hot weather

State Electric Company (STELCO) headquarters in Male' City.

State Electric Company (STELCO) has appealed to customers to conserve energy, as Maldives faces the hottest days of the year.

Energy consumption is high during the month of April, when the weather usually reaches the hottest in Maldives.

This year’s April also coincides with the month of Ramadan – another period whether energy consumption is high.

STELCO, in a statement on Friday, advised customers to pay special importance to conserve energy and be careful in using appliances such as air conditioning systems that consume more energy.

The state utility company had launched its annual ‘Save Energy’ campaign in February.

Information released by the Maldives Meteorological Service shows that on average, April has been the hottest months of the year over the last 30 years, with the temperature reaching the warmest at 02:00 pm.

STELCO has said that with necessary measures, electricity bills can be lowered by 15 percent when energy consumption rises in April.