Agreement inked to construct hybrid renewable energy systems on Jaffna islets

Agreement inked to construct hybrid renewable energy systems on Jaffna islets

March 1, 2024   01:38 pm

Sri Lanka has signed an agreement for the development of hybrid renewable energy systems on 3 islets belonging to the Jaffna District today (March 01).

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera stated that under a full financial grant of USD 10.995 million extended by the Government of India, the islands of Delft, Analativu and Nainativu will receive the hybrid renewable energy systems by March 2025. 

Under the project 530 kW wind power, 1700 kW solar power, 2400 kWh battery power and 2500 kW of standby diesel power systems are planned to be constructed on 3 islets in the Jaffna District by India-based U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions, according to the minister. 

Taking to X (formerly Twitter) to announce this, Wijesekera expressed gratitude to the Government of the Republic of India, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Santosh Jha, Former High Commissioner Gopal Baglay, officials of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka for the assistance extended in this regard.

The Cabinet of Ministers in December 2023 green-lighted a proposal to award the contract to U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions, based on the recommendations furnished by the Standing Procurement Committee.

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