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Sri Lanka committee to look in to Norochcholai environmental issues

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Norochcholai power station

Sep 21, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) has appointed a 7 member committee to look at the environmental damage allegations that have been leveled against the Norochcholai power station.

“We have received several complaints about this so we appointed a committee that is qualified to look into this matter,” Damitha Kumarasinghe, director general, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) told Lanka Business Online. Continue reading Sri Lanka committee to look in to Norochcholai environmental issues

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Wrong ‘generation mix’ led to islandwide power outage

By Namini Wijedasa
CEB engineers shed light on blackout

Monday’s island-wide blackout was caused by high voltage in the power system that led to a “cascade collapse”, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) engineers said. It is the first time in five years that such an outage occurred.

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“There were nine island-wide power system failures from 2006 to 2010 but there were none since 2010 till the last incident,” said Athula Wanniarachchi, President of the CEB Engineers’ Union (CEBEU).

“This is due to the successful implementation of automatic system restoration methods adopted by the CEB in 2010.”

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