Sri Lanka to Add 350MW to National Grid

27 February 2011 (Last Updated February 27th, 2011 18:30)

Sri Lanka plans to add 350MW of electricity to the national grid from small hydropower plant projects by 2020. At present, the small hydro projects generate power to meet 6.8% of Sri Lanka's electricity requirement, according to the Asian Tribune. Recently, such project

Sri Lanka plans to add 350MW of electricity to the national grid from small hydropower plant projects by 2020.

At present, the small hydro projects generate power to meet 6.8% of Sri Lanka's electricity requirement, according to the Asian Tribune.

Recently, such projects added 175MW according to the Small Hydro Power Developers Association president Anil Makalanda.

The number of small hydro power projects in the country had increased from two in 1996 to 90 to date, while 84 more projects will become operational in the coming years.

The country's present power capacity is estimated at 2,000MW and is expected to reach up to 7,000MW in 2030.