Sri Lanka’s government awards $12 million contract for renewable power system

The government of Sri Lanka has awarded a contract to a China-based joint venture — Sinosoar–Ethechwin—to install a hybrid renewable energy system in three islands of the coast of Jaffna, at a cost of $12 million. ..

The contract is a part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded ‚Supporting Electricity Supply Reliability Improvement Project, which is being implemented by state-owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for integration of renewable energy into the transmission and distribution segment. The contractor will install hybrid energy systems in Nainativu, Neduntheevu (Delft Island) and Analaitivu, wherein wind power projects generating 1,700 kV and solar amounting to 530 kV, would be connected to the national grid under the project.