October 24, 2021
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    Nearly 75% of power required to be met by renewable energy by 2030

    September 24, 2021

    The Government expects to generate 75% of the power requirement through renewable energy by 2030 under the ‘Vision for Prosperity National Policy Statement. The government expects to call for proposals to set up renewable energy plants with a capacity over 50MW, and to implement them soon, Solar Power, Wind Power and Hydro Power Development State Minister Duminda Dissanayake says.

     

    He was expressing his views after his inspection tour of Wind Power Farms at Seguwantiv and Vidathamunai in Puttalam. The two Wind Power farms were constructed by Wind Force PLC in 2010, and the Company is the first to operate such a Wind Power Farm in Sri Lanka.

    Later, State Minister Dissanayake further said:

    ‘The Government expects to generate 75% of power requirement through renewable energy by 2030 under the ‘Vision for Prosperity National Policy Statement. The government expects to call for proposals to set up renewable energy plants with a capacity over 50MW, and hopes to implement them soon. Necessary Cabinet approval has been given already’.

    Puttalam District MP Chinthaka Mayadunne, Secretary of the State Ministry of Solar Power, Wind Power and Hydro Power Development Hematha Samarakoon, Managing Director of Wind Force PLC Manjula Perera, his CEO Lasith Wimalasena, Chief Managers Chameera Gunarathna and Prasanna Dissanayake, Electronic Superintendent Sanath Samarasekera, and Director of Puttalam Base Hospital Arjuna Dushyantha and his staff were present.

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