Foul Point power station

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Foul Point power station is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.


The map below shows Foul Point, the proposed location for the plant.

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In June 2019 the Sri Lanka Cabinet floated a draft energy plan that called for two new 300 MW units in Trincomalee.[1]

In October 2019 it was reported that land in Foul Point was being explored for the proposed plant. The two units are planned for commissioning in 2025 and 2028.[2]

According to the Sri Lankan Cabinet in January 2020, over 200 hectares of land have been allocated to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) at Foul Point for the plant.[3]

Plans for the 2 x 300 MW coal plant in Foul Point were reaffirmed in the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)'s Long Term Power Generation Expansion Plan, dated March 2020. The proposal was listed with a planned commissioning of 2026.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TBD
  • Parent:
  • Location: Foul Point, Trincomalee district
  • Coordinates: 8.5166665, 81.2991574 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2026
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  • Source of financing:

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