The electricity infrastructure in Sri Lanka then, now and hereafter

Wattala Fernando, Naren Gupta, Cuneyt Suheyl Ozveren

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    This paper will initially describe the electricity infrastructure in Sri Lanka, covering history, current status, and future directions. Secondly, it will explore the costs of electricity generated by different sources including initial capital, return on investment, as well as the costs of continuous operation, fuel, and maintenance in the context of Sri Lanka.

    It will then review the different requirements of base load plant and a peaking plants and how a significant contribution from variable and intermittent Renewable Energy resources can be accommodated for a secure and sustainable energy supply whilst addressing the environmental and economic concerns related to electricity generation. Finally, in will conclude by describing a set of policy options are needed for increasing energy efficiency with measures that are available now and at low or no cost, it's a cheaper option when compared to investment in energy infrastructure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538623442
    ISBN (Print)9781538623459
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017
    Event52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference - T.E.I. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Duration: 28 Aug 201731 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 52


    Conference52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference
    Abbreviated titleUPEC 2017


    • Energy security
    • Sustainable energy hydroelectricity
    • Integration of renewable energy
    • Renewable energy
    • Generation mix
    • Hydroelectricity
    • Base load plant
    • Peak plant


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