Cabinet approves contracts for solar photovoltaic power plants

Wednesday, 3 April 2024 00:08 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Cabinet of Ministers has cleared awarding contracts for the construction and operation of solar photovoltaic power plants, totalling a capacity of 

9 MW.

The decision follows the previous Cabinet approval on 22 May 2023, to invite proposals for the establishment of 7 MW solar photovoltaic power plants. Subsequently, the Cabinet appointed Negotiation Committee, tasked with evaluating the proposals, identified four successful project proponents.

Additionally, based on the recommendations of the Procurement Appellate Board, the Committee evaluated another investor’s proposal and deemed them suitable for implementing a project to construct a 5 MW solar photovoltaic power plant.

The proposal to this effect submitted by Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday.