There were electricity interruptions reported around the country yesterday (18) due to a breakdown of a generator at the Norochcholai coal power plant said the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy.
The Power and Renewable Energy Ministry said that the second generator at the Lakvijaya Norochcholai coal power plant suffered a breakdown this afternoon.
The breakdown was as a result of a technical malfunction.
During the past few months there has been multiple breakdowns reported as well.
The power plant was constructed by Chinese funding and is maintained by Chinese and local engineers.
Recently the plant has come under pressure for affecting the surrounding environment.