The Norochcholai coal Power Plant, which had been at a standstill for the past few days, due to a technical fault started functioning again yesterday giving rise to hopes that the power cuts which were imposed recently would end soon.
Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Chairman Professor Wimaladharma Abeywickrema told Daily Mirror that the power plant started functioning today. He said its exact power generating capacity would be assessed today. He said it was not operating at its maximum capacity of 300Mw at present.
However according to Professor Wimaladharama the power supplied by the plant would be increased gradually.
A decision regarding power cuts is to be taken tomorrow. Power cuts of two hours and fifteen minutes duration were imposed on several towns at the end of July and later increased to three hours. This plant has gone out of order several times in the recent past. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 13
Maha Monday, 27 August 2012 08:54 AM
Pls get advc from KARU J. how to provide uninterrupted power supply. no matter what party he is frm. he will support to over come this national issue.
Subbiah Monday, 27 August 2012 04:26 AM
God knows how long the plant will function properly.
M.V.R.Perera Monday, 27 August 2012 05:28 AM
why only to several towns not the whole of Sri Lanka is this not unequal treatment
Mark Tuesday, 28 August 2012 02:49 AM
Actually this article is false. It is still broken down. Chinese engineers want more time for it to cool down. Then after fixing they want another two weeks to start back up. He! He! He! Keep boiling in the heat and thank Mr U NO WHO for the job well done.
bis Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:15 AM
It happened on very next day! AWESOME!
Lobo Monday, 27 August 2012 01:16 PM
How can they say its repaired when it still can't generate at full capacity??
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 27 August 2012 07:17 AM
Not "FINALLY" - but for the TIMEBEING !
Manik Monday, 27 August 2012 12:59 AM
When is the next breakdown?
Manik Monday, 27 August 2012 07:55 AM
When will the next breakdown be?
Jagath Leanage Monday, 27 August 2012 03:14 PM
Tell those Chinese Engineers not to go for couple of days.
Electrician Monday, 27 August 2012 08:09 AM
Power plant eventally will have a brand new operating system IF faulty parts are replaced by new genuine parts!
Andrew Pitugala Monday, 27 August 2012 03:35 AM
Until the next break down. How about claiming the losses from whom ever is responsible.
Lokka Monday, 27 August 2012 08:37 AM
Just in time for people to go and vote. LOL!
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