Written by Teena Marian
30 Sep, 2022 | 11:42 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant has recommenced its operations to generate electricity after being provided with the necessary stocks of furnace oil.
The Ministry of Power and Energy said that 300 MW of electricity will be added to the National Grid.
It added that the reactivation of the Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant will allow authorities to limit power cuts to two hours and twenty minutes without extending them, despite issues at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant.
On the 27th of September 2022, Sri Lanka's energy regulator 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.
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 from the Norochcholai Power Plant.
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