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Highlight potential of offshore wind power in emerging countries

Eight major emerging markets have a technical potential for offshore wind energy that triples the installed electricity generation capacity of the European Union, said a World Bank (WB) study. Brazil, India, Morocco, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Vietnam have, for this form of generation, with potentialities of 3.1 terawatts (TW): more than … Continue reading Highlight potential of offshore wind power in emerging countries

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Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two wind power plants

Two more renewable energy power plants are to be built in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna peninsula with an investment of 4.4 billion rupees, the Board of Investment said in a statement. They are among three new ventures awaiting commercial operation, the investment promotion agency said. One wind power plant, Vayu Sakthi Vitpannar (Pvt) Ltd., has … Continue reading Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two wind power plants

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Vestas Sri Lanka’s first large scale wind farm

After introducing wind energy to Sri Lanka with a demonstration project 19 years ago, Vestas returns to the country and will install the country’s first large scale wind farm, the 104 MW Mannar Wind Power Project. The order includes Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and is placed by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the main utility … Continue reading Vestas Sri Lanka’s first large scale wind farm

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Sri Lanka to construct 60MW wind energy and 150MW solar power plants

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved the procurement process for a policy framework for the construction of solar energy and wind power plants in the island. A 60 Mwt wind power plant and 150 Mwt solar power plant will be connected to the national grid by 2020. The proposal was presented by Dr. Ranjith … Continue reading Sri Lanka to construct 60MW wind energy and 150MW solar power plants

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Sri Lanka to award contract to construct 100 MW wind power plant to Vestas

Sri Lanka has received the cabinet approval to award a contract to construct a 100 MW wind farm in Mannar island in the northwest with the financial assistance from the Asia Development Bank (ADB). The contract for the construction of the 100 MW wind power plant on the southern beach of Mannar island will be … Continue reading Sri Lanka to award contract to construct 100 MW wind power plant to Vestas

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ADB Boosting Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka with 100 MW Wind Farm

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $200 million with sovereign guarantee for Ceylon Electricity Board to develop Sri Lanka’s first 100-megawatt wind park. “The new Wind Power Generation Project will not only provide access to a clean and reliable power supply in Sri Lanka, but also create an … Continue reading ADB Boosting Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka with 100 MW Wind Farm

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Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

With abundant wind and solar power potential, Sri Lanka is betting big on these electricity sources through competitive bidding for projects, a top government official in the power ministry said. The projects include a 100 MW floating solar power project on a reservoir, 60 MW of wind power on a distributed basis of 1 MW … Continue reading Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

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Sri Lanka plans to develop 375 megawatt of wind power capacity

Sri Lanka plans to develop 375 megawatt of wind power capacity in Mannar between 2018 and 2025. The projects will be undertaken by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) as part of a drive to increase power generation from renewable energy sources.   Lankabusinessonline.com reports that total wind power capacity of the country rose to 124 megawatts … Continue reading Sri Lanka plans to develop 375 megawatt of wind power capacity

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Sri Lanka is expected to increase installed wind power capacity to 200 MW by 2017

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has inaugurated its first commercial office in Sri Lanka. The office, located in the town of Katunayaka (to the west of the island, near Colombo), will not only cater to customers’ commercial needs but will also carry out project work and maintain the turbines installed locally. Gamesa, … Continue reading Sri Lanka is expected to increase installed wind power capacity to 200 MW by 2017

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Renewable energy in Sri Lanka

In the wake of averting a power crisis, Sri Lanka has also undertaken alternative power generation in addition to hydro power generation. The Puttalam wind farm assists national power generation considerably. Meanwhile, the Government has implemented several major and small hydro power projects at suitable locations. The Upper Kotmale project takes significance. The Puttalam district … Continue reading Renewable energy in Sri Lanka

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China to assist in Sri Lanka’s wind energy generation

China will assist Sri Lanka to launch a wind power generation project and also make the Colombo Harbour Asia’s commerce hub.  Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka  Wu Jiang hao said this when he met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the ministry office on Monday July 8. Ambassador Wu Jiangho also told the Minister that … Continue reading China to assist in Sri Lanka’s wind energy generation

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Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

Initial work on these power projects has already commenced and will be completed by the end of next year. The power supply will benefit over 3,500 families in these islands. The Ministry of Power and Energy will provide solar energy and wind power to the Delft, Nainathivu, Nagadeepa, Analathivu and Elivathivu islands from January next … Continue reading Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

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Sri Lanka to connect 30 MW wind power this week

The second wind farm was near an existing coal plant in Kalpitiya built by Daily Life Renewable (Pvt) Ltd. It had eight wind turbines Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Electricity Board will connect 30MegaWatts of wind power from three privately owned wind farm plants this week, pushing total capacity to 63MW, the islands, power ministry said. … Continue reading Sri Lanka to connect 30 MW wind power this week

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