Sri Lanka sets 70% renewable energy goal by 2030

The remaining 30% of the country’s electricity will be from other sources.

Sri Lanka will mandate a 70% renewable energy share by 2030 forcing state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to prepare a long term generation plan to that effect, said State Minister for Renewable Energy Duminda Dissanayake.

“We have decided to produce 70% of the electricity from renewable energy by 2030. The balance of 30% will be from other sources. After 2030 the balance will also be from renewable sources and we will go to 100%,” Dissanayake said. 

Dissanayake further stated, “The first thing we have to do is for the Honourable Cabinet Minister to gazette the 70% for the CEB to make their long term generation expansion plan.”

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