CEB given green light to purchase power after Unit 3 at Norochcholai fails

CEB given green light to purchase power after Unit 3 at Norochcholai fails

CEB given green light to purchase power after Unit 3 at Norochcholai fails

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Sep, 2022 | 1:05 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka's energy regulator has approved for the Ceylon Electricity Board to purchase power from Private Plants until Norochcholai Power Plant is restored.

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will provide the necessary Diesel, Naphtha, and Furnace Oil requirements to the CEB to maintain power generation without extending the power cuts.

This announcement came after Generator 3 at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant failed.

The Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka said that the Generator failed due to a fault.

He warned that lengthy power cuts are expected in the future, and the power cut schedule will be announced soon.

Generator 2 at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plan is already out for repairs.

Accordingly, only 300 MW of a total of 900 MW is being generated.

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