The Kelanitissa Power Plant has so far received 10,000 metric tons of diesel and there is no need to cut power if a power plant does not become inactive today, said Eranga Kudahewa, a committee member of the Ceylon Electricity Board’s Electrical Engineers Association.
He was speaking to the media today (21) regarding the latest situation in the power supply.
Kudahewa said that all the three power plants of the Kelanitissa Power Plant had been activated last night and one of them had to be shut down for maintenance at around 10.00 pm it had been restored at around 3.30 am and has now been restored to power.
He also said that even if the GD 7 power plant is shut down, it will not be a barrier to supply the demand.
Meanwhile, the Sapugaskanda power plant had run out of fuel last evening, but the Sapugaskanda power plant had received about 370 metric tons of fuel during the night.
Accordingly, there is no need to go for a power cut today unless there is a breakdown at a power plant today, said Kudahewa.
He said that the Norochcholai power plant has informed that it will take another three to four days to restore completely.