Sri Lanka adds 30 MW of wind power onto grid

Sri Lanka, August 6, 2012 — A capacity of 30 MW of wind power, generated from three wind farms, is scheduled to be added to Sri Lanka's national power grid.

The three wind power plants will look to add 90 GWh of electricity per year, 1 percent of Sri Lanka's power output to the national power grid.

The country's energy ministry says it intends to increase this percentage to 15 percent by 2015 and by 2020 generate 20 percent of the country's power through renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.

The ministry says that the three wind power plants, located in Nirmalapura, Puttalam and Sethapola and built from local investments of $54.5 million, are operated by local technicians, engineers and have been fitted with turbines.

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