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Powergen Lanka Limited to set up a 10 MW wind power plant in Puttalam with an investment amounting to US$ 18.55 million

Friday, 13 August 2010 - 8:39 PM SL Time

The Board of Investment granted investment approval to Powergen Lanka Limited to set up a 10 MW wind power plant in Puttalam with an investment amounting to US$ 18.55 million from India, the BOI announced yesterday.

`The agreement signed with Powergen Lanka Limited for a project to generate wind power will establish the plant in Uppudaluwa, Puttalam. The project representing an investment of US $ 18.55 million is an Indian investment. The venture is expected to commence operations by June 2011. The project will utilise seven 1.7 MW wind turbines for the power generation process. Narasimhan Ramkhumar, Director of Powergen Lanka stated that around 75% of the power generation from the wind turbines during the year will be in April to October,` the BOI said in a statement.

Directors of the company Mr. Rohan Iriyagolla and Mr. Narasimhan Ramkhumar signed the agreement on behalf of the company. Jayamapathi Bandaranayake, Chairman / Director General signed the agreement on behalf of the BOI and formally presented the BOI Certificate of Registration to the investors.

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Roshan2007
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LK Information  13 Aug 2010 13:41:39 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Even though it is small (10MW) still it is a good step, to step away from fossil fuel..
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I knew one Sri Lankan engineer who studied wind mills for power generation as part of his thesis.

Say, champikae Ranakwaka knows what to do.

Many other ministers are Grade 09 passed or high scool drop outs and they don't know what to do.
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LK Information  13 Aug 2010 14:04:34 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Champika Ranakwaka is doing a good job. Have to give credit for him. As much as we use of sustainable energy and cut high overhead costs in production it is equally important to create awareness on the importance of energy saving.
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LK Information  13 Aug 2010 14:09:24 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Most of the coastal lines in Hambanthota and North are also suitable for this.

Another avenue they should look into is power generation from Sea Waves and micro power generation plants from rivers and even from tanks.
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LK Information  13 Aug 2010 14:14:50 GMT  Report for Abuse  
AnuD,
There are windmills in Hambanthota already..
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LK Information  13 Aug 2010 14:21:42 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Anud..

Johnston You said ONLY Gr 09..who are the others..??

:))

BTW, this wind mill project was proposed now 13 yrs back but due to CEB's disagreements and finding a proper location the project got stranded!

The agreement signed with Powergen Lanka Limited for a project to generate wind power will establish the plant in Uppudaluwa, Puttalam.


Have you got a report on the feasibility report, how they decided Puttalam is the best place for this?

Edited By - deborak - 13 Aug 2010 14:21:57 GMT
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Have you got a report on the feasibility report, how they decided Puttalam is the best place for this?

usually wayamba and south east coasts are better since they get both monsoon winds.
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Say, champikae Ranakwaka knows what to do.

so far only Champika initiating some useful work.
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SL has highest cost of energy. Even windmills make business case without subsidies.
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LK Information  13 Aug 2010 20:43:16 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Aaa sirla

You kno you kno
I hear pepol talkin on radio
Pepol near wind turbines complain
Them say they get cant sleep problems
headaches

Proffesori say that becos the low frequency noise and vibration from turbines

Aaa but but sirla
pepol say same thing about power lines
Them say high voltage power lines generate EMR causing cancer

Betta live in a dark cave maibbe

Edited By - silibiris - 13 Aug 2010 20:44:35 GMT
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