Norochcholai Unit 1 operational from 29 Aug

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Unit 1 of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant will be reconnected to the national grid on 29 August, after a near two-month shutdown. 

CEB Acting General Manager Dr. Rohantha Abeysekara said, the maintenance of the generator is finished and it will add more than 250 Mega Watts to the National Grid starting 29 August.

The Unit 1 of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant was shut down on 17 June for essential maintenance.

As a result, the electricity supplied by the coal power plant to the national grid dropped from 45 per cent to 30 per cent.

Power generation activities at hydro and thermal power plants were increased due to this situation.

BY Thameenah Razeek