420 Million LKR Project To The National Grid
Posted 4,March

By Chaveendra Dunuwille

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As the world progresses emphasis has been placed on transitioning from fossil fuel based non renewable energy sources to that of renewable energy sources. At the forefront of the Sri Lanka’s journey to sustainability is Pan Asian Power PLC. Established in 2002 with the support of the Sri Lanka Board of Investment the company is considered as the leading supplier of renewable energy to Sri Lanka’s national grid. It specializes in providing renewable energy through hydro power and solar energy. Rathganga, Manawela & Padiyapalalla comprise the portfolio of hydro power plants under PAP supervision.

Located in Matara, this venture valuing at 420 million LKR was commenced under the “Sooriya Bala Sangramaya Phase II”, a project established by the Ministry of Power & Renewable Resources in partnership with the Ceylon Electricity Board & Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority with the intention of promoting the setting of solar panels all across the country.

The soon to be constructed plant will consist of Trina bifacial solar panels & Sungrow, the most premier bankable inverter. The solar panels further consist a balance system constructed using state of the art aluminum structures & sturdy screw piles. These
serve the purpose of ensure a longer life span & reducing construction time respectively.

Furthermore the PAP has partnered with the National Apprentice & Industrial Training Institute (NAITA) to train 10 trainees in solar panel maintenance & installation and will create a further 20 local employment opportunities during the construction process of
the panels.

This can be considered as the next step of Pan Asian Power PLC as they expand their strength in the solar field adding a further 3 MW energy generating capability to their already existing 14 MW capability through already existing hydro and solar power plants.

The power plant which is expected to generate an annual revenue of 90 million LKR once completed will generate an astonishing amount of green energy per year that will be equivalent to saving 5100 metric tons of CO2, in comparison that is amount of Co2 that is appropriated by 72,000 trees.