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Power cuts again

2012-08-08 18:16:53
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Power cuts of two hours and fifteen minutes duration will be imposed on 58 towns and Colombo City area tomorrow (09) due to a breakdown at the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant (LCPP) at Norochcholai, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said.

Power will be cut for 2 ¼ hrs. between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. --  at different times in different places. The towns will be placed in four different groups each of which will have its power cut at a different time.

The CEB said that the Lakvijaya Power Plant at Norochcholai had automatically shut down on Wednesday monring due to the tripping of the transmission line from Norochcholai to Veyangoda. The shutdown deprived the national grid of 300 MW, the CEB said.