One unit at the Norochcholai Lakvijaya power station generating 300 MW was closed down on the 23rd due to dwindling coal stocks. In order to maintain the existing current level of power, thermal fuel is used, which is a costly affair.
The media reported a delay in procuring coal on time for the continuous operation of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant, which is the main power plant in the entire country is linked to committing fraud and mismanagement.
The Norochcholai Power Plant has three generators, and each of these generators will require 2,500 MT of coal. That means a total of 7,500 MT of coal per day. Further, it was revealed, It only costs between Rs. 50/- to Rs. 55/- to generate one unit of electricity using coal, however, the cost to generate electricity using diesel is twice that amount.