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Sri Lanka to undertake wind, and solar power projects
September 07, 2017
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COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government is planning to call tenders for 170MW of wind and 100MW of solar power projects in the north of the island.

The country’s Deputy Minister Ajith Perera said that a hybrid renewable energy park would be set up in Pooneryn in Jaffna district and bids would be called for in a few months for the plants.

The government is also planning to float a tender for 90 units of 1MW solar plants. Authorities aim to have 410MW of wind power and 410MW of solar power ready by 2020.

It has decided to add about 1,000MW of power using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.

Reuters

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