The objective of the proposed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project is to generate electricity from environmentally renewable sources in former conflict zones and under-developed regions in post-war Sri Lanka. The project will provide clean electricity and help reduce the impact of global warming by mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Wind power, together with biogas, solar and geothermal capabilities, will provide alternative sources of energy and start to displace electricity created from fossil fuel-based electricity generation.

The generated renewable electricity would be facilitated through the existing regional transmission facility for the captive consumption of the North, East and South (NES) regional networks for initial five years of the project and in later part of the project it would be for sale to the respective regions utility.

Wind offers a reliable and carbon emission-free source of electricity and Aerophyte Energy Systems Limited (AES), Epiphytic Infrastructure Limited (EI), Phoenix Business Management Academy (PBMA) is working with Windesal Ltd to establish a joint venture on providing support to expand its implementation to remote communities in Sri Lanka, simultaneously helping to alleviate poverty and improve lives.

In addition to providing renewable energy to replace the current total reliance on diesel generators, the development would also provide new ecological, educational and recreational facilities for the public, and would incorporate these proposals new landforms in one small hill directly near the central community regions. We will also consider the issues that may arise in planning for, installing and operating a small-scale wind turbine farm around NES regions. These issues will be addressed in public consultation events and a comprehensive environmental assessment report.

Nature of the Project

The project activity comprises of generation of electricity from 6 no’s of 1.5 MW capacity S-82 type of WEGs supplied by Windesal Limited and Aerophyte Energy Systems Limited with Epiphytic Infrastructure Services Limited as operational and maintenance contractor for the project. The electricity generated from the wind farm is supplied to common local substation through local transmission lines duly metered and measured by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) on a monthly basis at the Kalapitiya sub-station of the wind farm. Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) smart grid transmits the electricity generated from the wind-farm to the boundary of the main Electricity Receiving Station of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), its located in the NES Regions. Excess of such wheeled power, after set off against monthly import will be treated as sale to Windesal @ Rs 22/unit. The Project harnesses renewable resources in the region, and thereby displaces non-renewable natural resources and ultimately leads to sustainable economic and environmental development.