Sri Lanka’s energy push an opportunity for India

Sri Lanka is making a big push into energy sector, with focus on renewable energy. And that is an opportunity for India.

This was the message that came across clearly to a team of Indian journalists that visited Sri Lanka this week.

Of the 4,000-odd MW of installed capacity, wind and solar is only 550 MW today but the share of renewable energy in the mix is set to rise.

Mannar wind project

A 100 MW wind project in Mannar in the North-West (where the potential is estimated to be 5,000 MW), a programme to spawn distributed installation of 60 solar plants of 1 MW capacity each across the country, another clutch of 100 MW of solar plants, including one floating plant on a reservoir and a million roof top solar plants aggregating to 1 GW are in various stages of rollout, said BMS Batagoda, Secretary, Ministry of Power & Renewable Energy.

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