Saturday January 30, 2021
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Electrical energy Board has been given the go forward to establish and conduct a feasibility research on a pumped storage plant to tide over the time gaps between demand and provide and retailer power, the state info workplace mentioned.
A pumped storage plant includes two reservoirs in a cascade, the place water from the decrease one is pumped as much as the upper one utilizing extra energy generated from both renewable power reminiscent of photo voltaic throughout daytime, or excessive winds or giant thermal plant at optimum capability.
The water is then used to generate energy throughout peak demand such because the night time, when the water flows again to the decrease reservoir.
A second reservoir could possibly be constructed subsequent to an present offered the geography permits. Pumped storage unit is also constructed related to the ocean.
A preliminary research carried out with the Japan Worldwide Co-operation fund has recognized the Arananayake space within the Ma Oya valley and Wewatenne in Kandy as appropriate areas to construct the pumped storage unit.
The CEB has proposed to search out probably the most appropriate location and perform a full feasibility research.
There was cash obtainable from a Inexperienced Energy Improvement and Vitality Effectivity Enchancment Challenge of the Asian Improvement Financial institution for the research.
The Cupboard of Ministers had given the go forward to conduct the research.
A pumped storage plant was proposed within the 2018-2037 era enlargement plan of the CEB which was to be began from 2015 onwards. (Colombo/Jan30/2021)