Due to its geographical location in the Indian Ocean, several regions in Sri Lanka experience strong to moderate winds during the Southwest and North-East Monsoons. In 1988, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) decided to investigate the potential for use of wind energy for large scale electricity generation. The three-year study covered the south-eastern lowlands, and on completion of it CEB installed a 3 MW pilot wind power plant for research and demonstration purposes.
CEB extended its wind resource studies to the north-western coastal region and Knuckles mountain range with technical and financial support from UNDP/GEF. CEB selected RMA as the National Consultant for the project due to RMA’s in-house expertise in this field.
Scope of the assignment includes,
Site survey for a network of wind measuring stations over flat land and complex terrain.
Supervision of wind mast installation.
Wind data processing.
Data analysis and reporting
- UNDP/Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka
- Renewable Energy Development