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First electricity power plant using waste to open on Feb. 17: Power Minister

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Sri Lanka's first power plant to generate electricity using garbage and other bio mass set up at Kerawalapitiya at Hendala, Wattala will be added to the national grid next Wednesday (17) Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.

Addressing an event he said the plant will be vasted to the public by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

While waste is posing a big headache to people of the whole island, the Ministry had decided to add economic value to it with a sustainable solution and to generate electricity.

The plant is generating 10Mw power using 700 tons of waste per day and will continue its operation by collection of waste from the area.

The Minister further said the use of waste collected in this manner for the generation of power in the entire district will also environmentally important.

Also, the Ministry had planned to launch the first project to generate electricity from biogas using biodegradable waste in the Matara District.

The project is expected to kick off in October this year and will be added to the national grid. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 8

  • Samuel Silva Saturday, 13 February 2021 09:00 AM

    Will this reduce the cost per unit to consumers ?

    ase Saturday, 13 February 2021 12:28 PM

    IInvestment for two waste-to-energy projects stands at $193 mn Our waste is moist and will therefore be able to generate 20-30% energy Govt. to incur additional Rs. 3,000 to produce electricity from one ton of waste. daily mirror on 11 sep 2019.

    Rohan Prasanna Saturday, 13 February 2021 09:40 AM

    Finally a good news heard.

    Jude Saturday, 13 February 2021 10:59 AM

    Got 225 garbage THAT can use of!!!

    Kamal Saturday, 13 February 2021 12:31 PM

    Thanks to yahapalana govt.started in 2018.

    Shock Sunday, 14 February 2021 07:39 AM

    What a waste of breath!

    Indika Nishan Sunday, 14 February 2021 03:26 PM

    The credit must to Patali Champika for initiating this project during his tenure.

    Chux Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:12 PM

    I strongly believe credit should go to Champika

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