March 1, 2016
By: Saurabh Mahapatra / Clean Technica
Sri Lanka Targets 100% Renewable Energy Share By 2030
A view of Sripada from Maskeliya, photo credit: Astronomyinertia / Wikipedia
Sri Lanka has given indications it intends to significantly increase the share of renewable energy in its electricity generation by the end of the next decade.
Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs recently told media outlets that his government is considering increasing the share of renewable energy in electricity generation to 100% by 2030. The new consideration by the Sri Lankan Government represents a significant increase over the recently stated plans of the countries electricity utility.
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) proposed the Long-term Generation Expansion Plan 2015-2034. Sri Lanka’s installed power generation capacity at the end of 2014 was 3.9 GW, of which 11%, or 442 MW, is based on renewable energy capacity. Renewable capacity is dominated by mini-hydro power technology, which contributes 293 MW capacity, while wind energy technology represents 124 MW capacity.
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