47037-002: Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program

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In recent years Sri Lanka has improved its energy sector and achieved a national electrification ratio of 94% (2012) compared with 29% in 1990. But a longer-term challenge is to reduce its high dependence on expensive fossil fuel energy. The energy sector struggles to (a) meet growing demand for electricity at a low cost and acceptable reliability rates, and (b) attain long term sustainability. The share of thermal energy in the power generation mix has increased from 6% in 1995 to 54% in ... Read More

Country Sri Lanka
Project Number 47037-002
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number TA No. 8393
Approval Date 25 Jun 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 700
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Energy efficiency and conservation
Renewable energy generation - wind
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)

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