Garbage to Produce 30MW power

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development yesterday said that tenders have been awarded to three companies to construct three small power plants with a combined 30 MW capacity in the Western Province using waste for energy generation.

Secretary to the Ministry Nihal Rupasinghe told Ceylon Today that they hope that work on these small power plants will commence within the next two months. He added that it will be possible to add the 30MW from these three power plants, to the national grid within the next two years.

These power plants will be located in Colombo, Gampaha and Karadiyana. Tenders for construction have been awarded to a German, Korean and Sri Lankan company respectively.

Rupasinghe said “We will make arrangements to produce 10MW at each of the three power plants.

“All engineering and logistics work in connection with all three power plants have been completed and the three companies which will be constructing the three power plants have now begun working towards obtaining the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from the Central Environmental Authority.”

These three power plants have an installed capacity of producing energy from 1,500 tons of garbage.

Another objective in constructing these plants is to use as a solution for the waste problem that’s mounting in the Western Province.

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