SL will not depend on fuel power plants by 2030: Dullas tells Parliament

SL will not depend on fuel power plants by 2030: Dullas tells Parliament

SL will not depend on fuel power plants by 2030: Dullas tells Parliament

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Mar, 2021 | 3:37 pm

Colombo (News 1st); For the past 08 years not a single power plant was constructed in Sri Lanka, Minister of Power Dullas Alahapperuma told Parliament on Tuesday (09).

‘During the said period around 300 MW was added to the national grid via mini-hydro and solar power projects,’ he added.

Sri Lanka’s annual electricity demand increased by 05% to 06% and it leads to a crisis, however, the government is determined to ensure there is no disruption without entering into purchase agreements, said the Minister.

In response to questions from the opposition, the Minister of Power said renewable energy is the future and the present usage of diesel will be reduced to 05% by 2025 & by 2030 Sri Lanka will reach a level where it will not depend on fuel operated power plants.

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