Sri Lanka will convert its electricity generation to 100% renewable sources by 2030 under a long-term generation plan proposed by the Ceylon Electricity Board.
Renewables supplied 11% of the country’s installed capacity of 3.9 gigawatts last year, the UN Environment Programme reports. The CEB is aiming for 972 megawatts of renewable capacity, or 20% of demand, by 2020.
“The country’s renewable energy capacity is dominated by mini-hydro power installations, which contribute a total of 293 megawatts capacity,” UNEP reports. “Sri Lanka’s wind energy sector represents 124 megawatts capacity to the national grid,” but is expected to become the dominant power source by 2023.