May 06, Colombo: Chairman of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) W.B. Ganegala said that the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai will add another 300 megawatt to the national power grid from June.
He said that the malfunctioning generators of the first phase of the coal power plant have been repaired and the second phase is also now operational generating a total power output of 600 megawatt.
The third phase of the power plant will be connected to the national grid and the full potential of the 900 megawatt power station will then be effective.
The country needs 2000 megawatt power supply and Norochcholai coal power station contributes a great portion of the requirement.