Another breakdown has been reported at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant today (15).
The Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, said the Technical Staff are currently working to identify the fault.
There has been a breakdown in the Unit 1 of Norochcholai Power Plant. Technical staff is working to identify the fault. Unit 2 is undergoing scheduled maintenance work. Unit 3 will continue to operate. West Coast & other Fuel Power Plants will be used to manage the supply.
— Kanchana Wijesekera (@kanchana_wij) August 15, 2022
The Norochcholai Coal Power Plant has faced multiple breakdowns since it was commissioned with China’s assistance in 2011.