Progress of the Renewable energy project of 500 MW in Pooneryn & Mannar was discussed with the visiting Adani Group officials yesterday at the Ministry of Power & Energy, Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said. Officials of the Ministry, CEB & Sustainable Energy Authority participated.
Meanwhile the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) has already issued a letter of approval to Adani Green Energy Limited for the two wind power plants to be set up in Mannar and Pooneryn at a total investment of USD 442 million.
The project is expected to add 350 MW of electricity to the national grid within two years, the BOI said. Thus, the wind power plant in Mannar will operate at a capacity of 250 MW while the wind power plant in Pooneryn will operate at a capacity of 100 MW.
The two wind power plants of 350 MW are scheduled to be commissioned in two years and will be added to the national grid by 2025. Furthermore, the new project will generate 1500-2000 new employment opportunities as well.
Gautam Adani, the group's chief, had met the then president Gotabaya Rajapaksa in October 2021 to push ahead with the group's investments in the country after they signed the deal to develop the Colombo port's western container terminal.
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