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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

Wind Power Hybrid Power Plant in Eluvaithievu opened up

Colombo, 11 February, (

Sri Lanka opened its first wind power hybrid power plant on Friday which will generate 60 MW of electricity, a spokesman said.

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya yesterday declared opened the first hybrid power plant in in Jaffna.

The Power and Energy Ministry’s media spokesman Pethum Pasqual said the plant would generate electricity using wind, solar and diesel, Xinhua news agency reported.

The plant, with a capacity of 60 KW to generate electricity using wind power, solar power, and diesel, is located on the Eluvathivu Island.

The plant is located on a small Eluvathivu Island, off the Jaffna district with a population of 787 people belonging to 190 families.

The plant was built with financial assistance of the Ceylon Electricity Board and the Asian Development Bank for the promotion of green energy in the country.

The spokesman added that it was part of the government’s plan to move toward green energy.

The plant was set up with aim of promoting of green energy.

One unit generated by the hybrid power plant will cost about Rs. 9.14, the Government Information Department said.

- Asian Tribune -

Hybrid Power Plant located in the Island of Eluvaithievu
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