India offers to build solar power plant

India offers to build solar power plant
21/10/2016 , by , in ALLIED

A month after Sri Lanka decided to scrap a coal power project involving the NTPC, in Trincomalee, India has offered to build a solar power plant in the port town.

In September, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy told the country’s Supreme Court that it had decided to drop the plan to build a coal power plant in Sampur, Trincomalee, due to “serious environmental concerns”.

Renewables shift

Following Sri Lanka’s shift towards renewable sources, India has offered to build a solar power plant in Trincomalee.

The 900 MW, Chinese-built power plant in Norocholai, 140 km north of Colombo, helps the island meet its power demands. Following a recent breakdown in the facility, the government had imposed island-wide power cuts for a few days.

The island has a total installed power generation capacity of 4,050 MW.

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