Sri Lanka doubles its wind power capacity

Sri Lanka has doubled its wind power capacity with the addition of three new wind farms, its Power and Energy Minister announced. A total capacity of 30MW wind farms was […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Sri Lanka has doubled its wind power capacity with the addition of three new wind farms, its Power and Energy Minister announced.

A total capacity of 30MW wind farms was connected to the grid last week, which cost Rs 7.2billion (£34.8million). The power from the plants will be sold to the state-run Sri Lanka Electricity Board.

The project is part of the country’s plans to install 400MW of wind capacity by 2020.

Sri Lanka aims to generate 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015 and 20% by 2020.