India’s NTPC and Sri Lanka’s CEB join hands to build solar power plants together


In a bid to promote renewable energy, Sri Lanka will jointly build a two-phase 135 MW solar power plant in the country’s eastern port district of Trincomalee with India.

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved the project as the country aims to get 70 per cent of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2030.

A note issued regarding the cabinet meeting held this week said, “The National Thermal Power Corporation of India (NTPC) and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have agreed to jointly implement a solar power project in two phases.” Compromised.

The first phase of the project includes the implementation of a 50 MW solar power project at a total cost of US$ 42.5 million and a 40 km long 220 kW transmission line from Sampoor to Kappalthure at a cost of US$ 23.6 million, the note said. construction is likely. It is expected that this phase will be completed in two years between 2024 and 2025.

The second phase of the project is likely to construct a solar power plant with an additional 85 MW at a total cost of US$72 million, the note said. It added that the Government of India expressed its willingness to promote and strengthen cooperation in the field of renewable energy by helping to conduct electricity generation projects using solar and wind energy, including onshore wind and biofuels.


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