(SeeNews) - Nov 14, 2013 - The government of Sri Lanka will conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a 200-MW wind park, online newspaper The ColomboPage said on Wednesday.
The wind power plant will be built in the town of Mannar in the northwestern part of the country, the paper said, citing the general manager of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Shavindra Fernando.
The feasibility study will be completed in 2014 and is in line with Sri Lanka’s efforts to deal with power shortage. The government expects support by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to commence the project, according to the report.
Sri Lanka plans to boost to 10% the share of renewables in its total power mix by 2015 and to 20% by 2020.
Renewables will reach a share of 31% in total power generation worldwide by 2035, as compared to 20% in 2011, according to the World Energy Outlook released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency (IEA).