Mar 04, Colombo: Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila represented Sri Lanka at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue at CERAWeek on the topic of ‘Energy Resilience’ on Tuesday.
CERAWeek is the world’s pre-eminent annual energy conference described by the Financial Times as the ‘Davos of energy’.
The invitation-only session included Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Australia, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, India, Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia and prominent industry leaders including operators, technologists, financiers and senior government officials.
Minister Gammanpila spoke of the twin challenges of ensuring Sri Lanka’s energy security in the short term whilst also delivering on our ambitious 70% renewable energy commitment by 2030.
He also highlighted Sri Lanka’s geographic advantage as an energy hub and how the country is an ideal candidate for integrated energy projects, combining conventional and renewable sources, for net-zero carbon emissions.