Renewable Energy DevelopmentWind Energy Resources Assessment in the North Western Coastal Belt and Knuckles Range

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

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