Sri Lanka Hayleys wind farm to start in Sept

Sri Lanka’s listed Hayleys group said a wind power plant it is building in the island’s north western coastal town of Kalpitiya will begin commercial operations in September 2011.

The 10 megawatt wind energy plant is run by its unit Nirmalapura Wind Power (Private) Ltd. The Kalpitiya peninsula has another wind farm by Sri Lanka’s Senok group.

The Hayleys group also has several mini-hydro power companies and a bio-mass plant that generates power from waste heat at its activated carbon plants.