By the end of January, 10 of the 33 coal cargos required for the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant had been unloaded, with two more cargos scheduled to arrive before the month’s end.
Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera further noted that seven cargos each would arrive in February, March and April.
However, cash flow issues and delays in financing were making it challenging to secure cargo on time and were consequently delaying the process.
On Monday (Jan 23), 42.58 GWh of energy was generated, with 2.22 GWh of energy being saved from scheduled power cuts. According to the power generation summary, 47.03% of energy was generated using coal, 28.17% using hydropower, 10.95% through thermal power, 0.85 % from wind power, 4.94% using solar power and 1.64% using wind power from independent power producers.