Coal Power Plant

Exclude Coal and Strengthen EIA Reports – EFL Comments on Long Term Energy Plan

Yesterday EFL presented comments and recommendations on the Long Term Generation Expansion Plan for 2018 – 2037 (LTGEP) at the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka’s (PUCSL) public consultation event at the BMICH. EFL Chairman, Dr. Eric Wikramanayake noted that the inclusion of coal power in this plan, amongst other fossil fuel sources, meant that it was not aligned with other government targets of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2030. Coal power plants cause notable environmental impacts, from air pollution due

Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant

The Norochcholai Coal Power Plant was first commissioned in the late 1980’s but was not carried forward due to widespread opposition. The official EIA report for the first phase of the project (300MW) was done in 1998. In 2005 negotiations were restarted by Former President Rajapakse and the contract was signed in 2006. The construction cost was estimated to be $1.35 billion of which $450 million has been granted on a long term, low interest rate loan by the EXIM