USD shortage affects coal purchase for Norochcholai

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said that a situation has arisen where it is NOT possible to order the coal required for the Norochcholai Thermal Power Plant due to the lack of dollars in the country.

Accordingly, the Chairman of the PUCSL Janaka Ratnayake said that the supply of electricity will become a problem from September (2022) to next April (2023).

The 2.2 Million MT of coal is required to generate electricity for that period and $610 Million is needed to purchase the coal.