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Major Power Crisis: Generator 3 at Norochcholai fails

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Generator 3 at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant has failed.The Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka said that the Generator failed due to a fault.He warned that lengthy power cuts are expected in the future, and the power cut schedule will be announced soon.Generator 2 at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plan is already out of for repairs.Accordingly, only 300 MW of a total of 900 MW is being generated.

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