35MW from Broadland power plant to be integrated to the national grid

Minister of Power Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that 35 megawatts from the Broadland Hydro Power Plant will be added to the national grid in the near future as the project has been completed.
Wanniarachchi expressed these views after visit to the Broadland Power Plant premises recently.
The Broadland Power Plant, the last hydro power plant of the Laxapana Complex located at Kitulgala, Polpitiya on the Kelani River, commenced operations in 2013 and has been successfully completed. The estimated cost of the project is US $ 82 million. Construction is being carried out by China National Electric Company of China, which specializes in consulting and supervising local engineers.
The plant has a capacity of 35 MW and can generate 126 gigawatt hours (126 million units) of power annually. The power generated will be connected to the Polpitiya-Maliboda transmission line, which is about 200 meters away, via a 132 kilowatt dual powerline from the site near the power plant to the national grid.
MP Radhika Wickramasinghe, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Chairman Kanchana Jayaratne, politicians of the area, officials of the Ceylon Electricity Board and Broadland Hydro Power Plant also participated in the visit.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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