Sri Lanka to entertain renewable IPPs to locations without grid capacity

Sri Lanka will entertain proposals from private developers to locations where the grid does not capacity to absorb renewable power by getting them to build transmission lines on a build and transfer basis, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said.

The Ceylon Electricity Board has developed plans to first tender for plants in locations where grid capacity is available and progressively without additional expenses.

“The CEB has said the transmission line has to be increased. We plan to ask the investor to build the transmission line,” Minister Wijesekera said.

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