Upper Kotmale on two-week test run
Commercial operations of the first unit of the Upper Kotmale Hydro
Power Project (UKHP), which was commissioned to the national grid last
Wednesday, will be taken over after a two-week test run, Project
Director Shavindranath Fernando told the Sunday Observer.
The first unit has added 75 MW of power to the national grid and the
second unit, generating another 75 MW, will be commissioned in the first
week of May, marking the successful completion of the Rs.40 billion
Japanese-funded hydro power project that is a Sri Lankan engineering
feat, he said.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, upon coming to power in 2005, initiated
immediate measures for work on the project to be started.