The Ceylon Electricity Board has mapped out a plan to accommodate renewable energy to the power grid.
Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said he held a positive meeting with officials of the CEB and the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority yesterday (9).
The Minister said after six months of discussions, CEB officials had finally mapped out a plan to accommodate 2,800+ megawatts of renewable energy to the existing grid between 2022-2026.
Minister Wijesekera noted that this will enable the CEB and the SEA to accommodate and accelerate many projects.
He said more than 170 projects of 226 which have provisional approval, 48 projects that have energy permits, identified large scale projects, all tendered projects and higher rooftop solar capacity will be accommodated.
The Power Minister said discussions were also held on the transmission and grid development needed for other projects.
1) Had a positive meeting with CEB & SEA yesterday. After 6 months of discussions, CEB officials finally mapped out a plan to accommodate 2800+ MW of Renewable Energy to the existing grid between 2022-2026. This will enable CEB & SEA to accommodate & accelerate many projects. pic.twitter.com/uGCrrk2HHq
— Kanchana Wijesekera (@kanchana_wij) November 9, 2022