Sri Lanka: Wind farm in Puttalam

The wind energy project will be carried out by Powergen Lanka and it is expected to commence operations by June 2011.

The wind farm will use seven 1.7 MW wind turbines for power generation. It is expected that 75 percent of the power generation from wind turbines within a year is during April to October, when heavy wind currents exist in the project area.

This project is a part of Sri Lanka’s effort to harness wind energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.