Sri Lanka Doubles Wind Power Capacity With Three New Farms

By Natalie Obiko Pearson , Bloombeg:

Sri Lanka has doubled its wind power generation capacity with the addition of three new parks, according to the Power and Energy Ministry.

Three farms of 10 megawatts each were connected to the grid last week, ministry spokesman Dhanushka Ramanayaka said by phone from Colombo. Sri Lanka’s total power generation capacity is 3,120 megawatts.

The plants, located in Puttalam district in northwestern Kaplitiya, were built at a cost of 7.2 billion rupees ($54.6 million) and will sell their power to the state-run Sri Lanka Electricity Board.

Sri Lanka has set a target of getting 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020, including 400 megawatts of wind capacity. It plans to add another 10 megawatts of wind by the end of the year… Read more

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