Sri Lanka cabinet clears plans to order CEB to make 70-pct renewable energy plan

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers had cleared a proposal to order state-run Ceylon Electricity Board to develop a generation plan to produce 70 percent of the electricity from renewable power, a government statement said.

The 70 percent renewable energy target by 2030 was contained in an election manifesto of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the statement said.

In terms of the policy framework the “Ceylon Electricity Board has to be prepare the minimum cost long term generation plan” in terms of the electricity act.

The Cabinet of Ministers had approved a proposal by the minister by the minister to issue “applicable guidelines”

Engineers of the CEB has warned that the renewable energy target is may not be practical and will also require large investments to make the grid capable of handling fluctuating energy supply.

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