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Renewable energy sources set to power Lanka by 2030

Sri Lanka will reach 80% self sufficiency in electricity by 2027 Director General, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, (SLSEA) Damitha Kumarasinghe said.

He was speaking at the third edition of the Renewable Energy Growth Forum organized by Informa Markets in India a leading B2B exhibitions organizer at Taj Samudra. The Print Media sponsor was ‘Daily News’.
Kumarasinghe said that the vision of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was to be solely dependent on local renewable energy sources to power Sri Lanka by 2030 and they are working towards this goal. Currently Sri Lankan alterative power generation is at around 40%.

He said that world has suddenly expressed a keen interest towards solar power generation with Qatar, India, US and Australia leading the way with huge investments in last five weeks. He said that Qatar has invested USD 464 million to build its first solar power plant to generate 800-megawatt of alternative energy.