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* Sri Lanka considers increasing renewable power generation by small hydro power plants
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 12:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has discussed the renewable power generation by small hydro power plants in the country.

Presiding over a discussion held Thursday at the Presidential Secretariat on generating renewable energy using small hydro power plants, the President has focused his attention on increasing power generation by mini hydro power plants.

During the meeting exploring the possibility of increasing the 340 megawatt currently added to the national electricity grid by small hydro power plants to 550 megawatt was considered as well as recognizing the challenges faced by the Small Hydro Power Developers when implementing development strategies for the respective field.

The meeting also focused on ascertaining the new methods to achieve national goals of generating renewable energy and implementing the development activities ensuring environmental balance.

Expressing his views during the meeting the President said that when issuing licenses for small hydro power plants the utilization of modern technology should be considered.

The President further said that steps should be taken to solve issues by appointing separate committees in State institutions after identifying the projects with problems.

The officials including Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment, Mr. Udaya R. Seneviratne, and the members of the Small Hydro Power Developers Association participated in the meeting.

 


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