PUCSL approves 3-hour power cuts

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The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved 3-hour power cuts from today (16) till Friday (19), due to the breakdown in the first generator of the Norochcholai Power Plant

Groups A to L and P to W will experience power outrages of 1 hour and 40 minutes during the daytime and 1hour and 20 minutes during night.

Group CC will experience 2 hours and 30 minutes from 6.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. while Groups M, N, O, X, Y and Z will have a power cut of 3 hours from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.

Meanwhile, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said the first generator of the Norochcholai Power Plant has malfunctioned and technical staff is currently working to identify and correct the error.

He also said that at present, only the third generator of the Norochcholai Power Plant is functioning since unit two is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance work.

Minister Wijesekera added that the West Coast and other Fuel Power Plants will be used to manage the supply of electricity.

BY Dilini Madushanki