Sri Lanka hit by country-wide power grid failure

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s electricity grid failed in late afternoon Friday and engineers were working to restore supply, an official of the state-run Ceylon Electricity Board said.

Though the cause was not known a lightning strike is one of the causes being investigated, the official said.

The national grid failed frequently about five years ago, but has since been stable.

When a significant fault occurs, the transmission lines and thermal power plants trips in a cascading fashion. To retain system stability, the power demand and generation to broadly match.

 

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