30 MW of Wind Power to be added to power grid

30 MW of Wind Power to be added to power grid

August 6, 2012   04:07 pm

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A capacity of 30 MW of wind power, generated from three wind farms, is scheduled to be added to the national power grid on Thursday (09), the Power and Energy Ministry said.

The three wind power plants will look to add 90 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity per year, 1% of the country’s entire power output, to the national power grid.

The Energy Ministry says it intends to increase this percentage to 15% by 2015 and by 2020 generate 20% of the country’s power through renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.

The Ministry says that the three wind power plants, located in Nirmalapura, Puttalam and Sethapola and built from local investments of Rs. 7,200 million, are operated by local technicians, engineers and have been fitted with state-of-the-art turbines.
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