Sri Lanka approves contracts to build 28 small solar power plants

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government has approved the award of contracts to investors to build 28 small solar power plants in the north-central and eastern regions, the state information office said.

The state power utility, Ceylon Electricity Board, will buy power from the private power stains at rates of 12.84 rupees to 15.93 rupees a kilowatt hour.

The power plants, each with a capacity of one megawatt, will be built in Anuradhapura, Vavunathiva, Mahawa, Pannala and Valachchenai, a statement said.

Government policy is to raise renewable energy generation to 60 percent of total capacity by 2030.
(COLOMBO, March 13, 2019-SB)

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