Sri Lanka commissions 10MW Aitken Spence waste-to-energy plant

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has commissioned a 10 MegaWatt waste-to-energy plant that will incinerate 600 to 800 tonnes of municipal waste collected in the capital Colombo.

The plant 15 billion rupees plant was built by Western Power Company (Pvt) Ltd, a unit of Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence group.

ACE Chief Harry Jayewardene, said the firm initiated the project 11 years ago but was delayed due to many reasons.

The firm had to incur interest of 1.8 billion rupees in the run up to commissioning, he said.

State-run Ceylon Electricity Board had given it a 10-year power purchase agreement.

The CEB is expected to purchase power at 26 rupees a kiloWatt. (Colombo/Feb16/2021)

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