Kelanitissa power plant shut down for 6 weeks.
The Kelanitissa power plant has been shut down for 6 weeks.
The engineering department of Ceylon Electricity Board said that the plant was shut down for 6 weeks from yesterday due to maintenance work on the gas and steam turbine.
The national grid will lose 165 megawatts of power due to the shutdown.
Meanwhile, the Electricity Board expects that it will take about 05 days to connect the second generator of Norochcholai Lak Wijaya Thermal Power Plant to the national grid, which is out of commission due to a technical issue.
The board announced yesterday that the plant's second generator had to be shut down due to a sudden breakdown in the high-pressure heater system.
The national grid will lose 300 megawatts of power due to the shutdown.
The third generator of the Norochcholai power plant is also currently out of commission, due to an essential maintenance activity.
The national grid will lose 300 megawatts of power due to this as well.
However, the Electricity Board reaffirmed that there will be no disruption to the continuous electricity supply.
The Electricity Board also announced that it will continue to supply electricity by producing hydropower.
Currently, the water capacity associated with hydroelectric power plants has increased to 88 percent.