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Expert from China to arrive in SL to troubleshoot generator at Norochcholai

A Chinese expert is set to arrive in Sri Lanka to inspect the faulty generator at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant, revealed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

Upon troubleshooting the machine, it would be possible to restore the generator out of order, said Chairman of the CEB M.M.C. Ferdinando.

Accordingly, a continuous capacity of 300 MW will be added to the national grid and then a continuous supply of electricity can be provided, he added.

The occasional power outages evident in the recent were mainly due to the collapse of power generation at the Plant. Hydrocapacity has also dropped and meanwhile problems have arisen at the Kelanitissa Thermal Power Plant as well.

Ferdinando added that there is no crisis regarding the application of coal required for power generation, for the CEB has the required stocks of coal until next May. Steps are being taken to import coal for the rest of the year, he added.


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