The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has taken steps to add another power plant to supply power to the cooling system of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant.
When the Norochcolai Power plant deactivates automatically, under normal circumstances, it would take three to four days to re-activate the power plant.
However, it has been decided to merge an additional plant, to expedite the reactivation process of the Norochcholai.
The water levels of hydro-catchment areas have receded due to the prevailing dry weather condition in the island.
Officers of the Ministry of Power conducted a Bodhi Puja, offering water to the Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura yesterday, with the intention of invoking blessings to obtain showers to hydro-catchment areas.
Participating in the religious ceremony, Minister of Power Ranjith Siyambalapitiya stated that an additional power plant will be attached to the Norochcholai power plant’s cooling system.
Meanwhile, the Power Shramadhaana week commences from today.
The inauguration ceremony of the week was held under the patronage of the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.
Currently, the island has a power line system which spans nearly 250,000 kilometres.
The objective of the Power Shramadhaana Week, which begins today, is to properly maintain this system in order to provide an excellent service to the consumers.