Diversifying its portfolio, Resus Energy PLC, a forerunner in renewable energy, operating a number of mini-hydropower stations in Sri Lanka, recently connected the first of its ground-mounted Solar PV plants to the national grid.
The development rights were secured from a government tender floated under the Sooriya Balasangramaya programme to procure 60 x 1MW Solar PV projects. With a total capacity of 2MW, built at a cost of over Rs. 300 Mn and equipped with tier-1 class solar PV panels, these are the first ground-mounted solar PV power stations connected to the Ampara grid-substation.
Despite navigating through a difficult year hit by a global pandemic, leading to long lockdown periods, Resus Energy continues to keep faith in its expansion drive and support the country’s renewable energy drive and its economic liberation. In addition, Resus Energy had also commissioned a couple of mini-hydropower stations in the recent past.
Located in Kandy and Kegalle districts, those add 2MW and 1.2MW respectively to the national grid. The Company is also currently developing another mini hydropower project in the Nuwara Eliya district. Fed by MadullaOya, the main tributary of Uma Oya, the project is built at an estimated cost of Rs. 700 Mn and expected to feed 2.4MW to the national grid from the middle of this year.
With the recently grid-connected Solar PV and the mini-hydropower stations, Resus Energy PLC now operates 9 grid-connected power stations with an aggregated capacity of over 15MW with estimated annual energy generation standing over 45GWh.