Wind Power News: Sri Lanka
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A tense situation ensued in Jaffna following protests against a Wind Power Plant in Thanankilappu. Residents of Thanankilappu arrived at the land where the power plant is being constructed and began vandalizing the temporary structures. A clash broke out between the residents and the workers at the construction site when they attempted to prevent the residents from damaging the temporary structures. The tense situation was eased following the intervention of personnel from the Chawakachcheri Police. Police said no arrests have . . . Complete story »
Oct 29, Colombo: A fire has broken out at a private wind power plant in Daluwa, Puttalam last evening. Investigations carried out by the Norochcholai Police have revealed that the fire was caused by a technical fault which occurred inside one of the wind turbines. Residents have seen the fire erupting near the top of the wind turbine and pieces falling to the ground. The wind turbine, 100 meters in height, supplies two megawatts to the national grid. No casualties . . . Complete story »
In keeping with the green policies, the government has given the green light to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to go ahead with much debated 375MW Wind Power Plant Complex in Mannar. The Sunday Leader reliably learns that that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given a grant to do a comprehensive feasibility study of the entire Mannar Island. When contacted, CEB Chairman Anura Wijayapala stressed that there aren’t any stumbling blocks to the project. However, he said that the . . . Complete story »
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) top management fears that not only will they have to give up planned coal-fired power plants in the country but proposed wind power plants as well with leading environmentalists opposing the upcoming 100MW of the planned 375MW wind power plant complex in Mannar Island. When contacted, CEB Chairman Anura Wijayapala told The Sunday Leader that when something is to be done there is opposition from various quarters and that these people should switch off their . . . Complete story »
The cabinet of ministers appears to have been misled by parties with vested interests over a controversial wind power deal that has been awarded to an Indian energy company which will come up in Puttalam. The Nation reliably learns that the cabinet has granted approval for the controversial 50 MW wind power plant project to Enercon India Power Development Limited, despite a 10-member project committee comprising the CEB, BOI, CEA and the National Planning Department rejecting the Indian company. However, the . . . Complete story »