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Cabinet nod for 100MWs floating power plant

26 March 2019 10:16 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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At a time when the country has plunged into darkness owing to inclement weather, the Cabinet last week approved the construction of a floating solar power plant with a capacity of 100MWs using Canadian technology, it is learnt.

According to the joint Cabinet paper submitted by President Maithripala Sirisena and Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake, the main stakeholders of the plant run as a joint venture are Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.

The plant on water is said to store solar power in panels and batteries and is expected to be commissioned in 2025. Against this backdrop, the Cabinet gave the nod to appoint a committee of experts representing all stakeholders to finalise a blueprint to build the factory to produce solar panels and batteries.(Sandun A. Jayasekera)


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  • Dam Tuesday, 26 March 2019 10:42 AM

    This is great ... this is what tax payers money must be spent on

    Mushi Tuesday, 26 March 2019 03:16 PM

    This is too late. Anyway at least now rather than never..

    sam silva Tuesday, 26 March 2019 08:48 PM

    Never stops fooling naive and ignorant people.

    Float Wednesday, 27 March 2019 06:00 AM

    Let us hope it will not FLOAT away!!!

    Arnold Wednesday, 27 March 2019 07:40 AM

    Another windfall for the politicians.

    Sambo Wednesday, 27 March 2019 08:09 AM

    Cabinet will nod for anything it can earn a commission.


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