Power to several areas of the country has been disrupted when the unit 2 generator at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant shut down due to a technical issue, Director of Development at the Ministry of Power and Energy Sulakshana Jayawardena told Daily Mirror.
“The unit generated 270 megawatts of power to the grid. We have been forced to discontinue power to several areas to cope with the demand. Our engineers and engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) are on site working towards bringing the generator back on line,” he said.
“The areas affected by the outage and the duration of the power cut cannot be determined at the moment,” Jayawardena said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)