Grid interconnection of first two 1 MWp solar photovoltaic power plants today

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  • Initiative under Ravi K’s ‘Suryabala Sangramaya Phase II’

The grid interconnection of first, two 1 MWp Solar Photovoltaic power plants developed under “Suryabala Sangramaya Phase II” by Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake will take place today at Mamaduwa, Vavuniya.

As an initiative taken by the Ministry of Power and Energy under ‘Suryabala Sangramaya Phase II’, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) called for International Competitive Bids on February 2017 for the development of 60 numbers of 1MWpSolar PV power plants on Build, Own and Operate (BOO) basis.

The projects were awarded to successful bidders on February 2018. Sunny Clime Lanka Ltd. and Seruwavila Photovoltaic Ltd. are the first two developers to sign the Standard Power Purchase Agreements with CEB on June 2018.

The two plants are equipped with state-of-the-art Solar PV technology that has matured over the last decade. The configurations of each of the power plant is with 2,790 numbers of 360 Wp Bifacial Mono PERC Solar PV modules from JA Solar China, seven numbers of SG 125HV Invertors of Sungrow China and Dura Track HZ single- axis multi-row Solar Tracking System of Array Technology USA. The generated electrical power will be fed to the National Grid via Vavuniya Grid Substation of CEB. 

Each project will contribute around 2.0 GWh annually to the national energy requirement. The quantum of renewable energy thus produced would save about 392 MT of diesel to generate equivalent amount of energy from thermal power generation per year, saving about Rs. 40 million at current diesel price of Rs. 103/litre. In addition to that, it will cut down about 1,045 MT of carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere per annum.