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A two hour forty five minute power cut came into effect from yesterday  to be continued for four days due to  the breakdown in the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant (NCPP) on  Monday, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) General Manager Vijitha  Herath said.   

He told Daily Mirror the night time power cuts will be imposed from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m; 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m; 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m and 9.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. with the country divided into four zones until repairs to the power  plant was completed.   

The day time power cuts will be of 1 hour 45 minute durations in areas designated by the CEB.   

Meanwhile the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) spokesman Sulakshana Jayawardena said it would take at least four days to restore the power supply from the NCCP, which broke down yesterday and there may be power disruptions in some areas in the process of balancing demand and supply. He said the NCPP supplies some 40 per cent of the country’s electricity demand by supplying 900 megawatts to the national grid and it provides uninterrupted service even though the power generated through hydro-power plants have drastically reduced.   

“Breakdown at the NCPP takes several days to repair because of the severe heat it generates,” Mr. Jayawardena said.(Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 

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  • Sokrates Tuesday, 18 August 2020 06:14 PM

    And the ruling Mafia Clan still doing business with the Chinese.

    Hans perlee Tuesday, 18 August 2020 07:36 PM

    Ofcourse, Chinese pay good bribes

    Odin Wednesday, 19 August 2020 07:35 AM

    And their generators are ok!

    BigEars Tuesday, 18 August 2020 08:02 PM

    Than Sapadha!

    Independent Wednesday, 19 August 2020 07:25 AM

    Dan sapada?

    Prem Nalin Wednesday, 19 August 2020 07:37 AM

    Small country

    Colombo Citizen Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:28 AM

    The president and government vowed that system change, even a child know what are lower cost energy, so its time to change the system as said and scrap old thinking and get into renewable energy.

    van thee Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:55 AM

    Too bad GR isn't in power.

    merry go round the "NORO" machines ! ! Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:45 PM

    Repairs - then on line (ie Transmission), - then trip again - then all island faliure - then restart with difficulties due to line capacitance - back again machines on line. - soon and so on ! ! !

    Bande Wednesday, 19 August 2020 02:49 PM

    From where you find electricity to port city .

    vithura Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:32 PM

    Those who bought all these Chinese crap, should be held accountable!


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