Sapugaskanda active after receiving fuel, 108 MW added to the grid

Sapugaskanda active after receiving fuel, 108 MW added to the grid

Sapugaskanda active after receiving fuel, 108 MW added to the grid

Written by Amani Nilar

19 Feb, 2022 | 11:53 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sapugaskanda A and B power plants, which were previously inactivated owing to the fuel shortage, have been reactivated.

CEB spokesman Andrew Navamani stated that the Sapugaskanda power plant was reactivated after receiving fuel at midnight last night (18).

Accordingly, the capacity of the Sapugaskanda power plant to be added to the national grid is 108 MW.

However, he stated that the dual cycle power plants at the Kelanitissa power plant complex, Matugama, Kolonnawa and Thulhiriya power plants are still inactive due to fuel shortages.

Due to this, the Public Utilities Commission on Friday (18) granted permission to cut off power island wide for 4 hours daily under 4 categories.

Accordingly, the CEB had to cut off power in many parts of the country for an hour between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm and for 45 minutes between 6.30 pm and 10.30 pm on Friday.

CEB spokesman Andrew Navamuni added that today’s decision to cut power would be based on the amount of fuel supplied to power plants.

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