Sri Lanka in talks for a 30MW municipal waste plant

Mar 11, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state -run Ceylon Electricity Board is in talks with a private developer to buy power from a 30MegaWatt municipal waste burning plant, a government minister said.

Minister Ranawaka said there are about proposals to start 15 waste-burning plants. Sri Lanka’s power regulator’s latest tariffs offer 22.02 rupees a kilowatt for municipal waste plants under 10MegaWatts on a standard power purchase agreement.

The plant would be near Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, power minister Patali Ranawaka said.

The CEB is negotiating a specific rate for the 30MW plant following a direction from Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers.