10 out of 33 coal cargo unloaded for NCPP, expect another nine in Jan, Feb, March | Sri Lanka News

Kanchana Wijesekera, the Power and Energy Minister, announced today that 10 of the 33 coal cargo shipments required for the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant (NCPP) have already been unloaded.

Another two shipments of coal are expected before end  January, according to him.

Another seven such shipments are scheduled to reach in February, March and April. Accordingly, insufficient cash flow at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and delays in financing have made it challenging to secure cargo on time and delayed processes, the minister said.

Meanwhile, a total of 42.58 GWh of energy was generated yesterday, and 2.22 GWh of energy was saved from scheduled power cuts. 

According to the generation summary issued by the CEB, 47.03% of energy was generated using coal, 28.17% using hydropower, 10.95% through thermal power, and 0.85 % from wind power. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)

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