Minister of Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, said that Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has received provisional approvals for two wind power projects in the Northern Province worth more than USD 500 million.
He said recently that he had met Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) officials and the Sustainable Development Authority to discuss the progress of renewable energy projects and mentioned that AGEL was issued provisional approvals for two wind projects of 286MW in Mannar and 234MW in Pooneryn.
AGEL, led by the Adani Group, is one of India’s largest clean energy companies.
The Sustainable Development Authority is currently calling applications for energy auditors, energy managers and energy service providers and training institutes for suitable candidates. The Authority said that the Government envisaged developing new renewable energy technologies to reach a 10 per cent target in power generation by 2016. This target was successfully achieved a year ahead in 2015. Currently the overall goal is to reach 70 per cent, the larger portion of which would comprise NRE (which excludes existing large scale hydropower projects).
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan