List of power stations in Sri Lanka

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The installed capacity of Sri Lanka by sources, from 2000 to 2012.

The following page lists most power stations in Sri Lanka that are connected to the central grid; owned by the Government, Ceylon Electricity Board, or other local public and private sector organizations. Up until early 2010, over 50% of the national grid was powered by hydroelectricity, before being surpassed by the total combined non-renewable sources, consisting mainly of diesel-powered and coal-fired power stations.

Non-renewable[edit]

Coal[edit]

The government has agreed to permit the construction and operation of only two coal power stations in the country; the Lakvijaya and the Sampur power stations. No further coal plants will be allowed for operation.[1]

Station Location Unit capacity Status
Lakvijaya Power Station 08°00′52″N 79°43′18″E / 8.01444°N 79.72167°E / 8.01444; 79.72167 (Lakvijaya Power Station) 3 × 300 MW Fully operational.
Sampur Power Station 08°29′10″N 81°18′00″E / 8.48611°N 81.30000°E / 8.48611; 81.30000 (Sampur Power Station) 2 × 500 MW Under construction.

Diesel, gas, and other fuel oils[edit]

Chimneys of the Kelanitissa Power Station as seen from the southern-end of the Kelani Bridge.
Station Location Capacity (MW) Status Ref
Kelanitissa 06°57′08″N 79°52′44″E / 6.95222°N 79.87889°E / 6.95222; 79.87889 (Kelanitissa Power Station) 493 Operational [2][3][4]
Yugadanavi 07°00′40″N 79°52′30″E / 7.01111°N 79.87500°E / 7.01111; 79.87500 (ugadanavi Power Station) 300 Operational [5][6][7]
Sapugaskanda Diesel 06°57′55″N 79°57′30″E / 6.96528°N 79.95833°E / 6.96528; 79.95833 (Sapugaskanda Diesel Power Station) 160 Operational  
Hela Danavi Puttalam   100 Operational  
Ace Power Embilipitiya 06°17′10″N 08°51′16″E / 6.28611°N 8.85444°E / 6.28611; 8.85444 100 Operational  
Colombo Port 06°57′12″N 79°51′21″E / 6.95333°N 79.85583°E / 6.95333; 79.85583 (Colombo Port Power Station) 60 Operational [8]
Asia Power Sapugaskanda 06°57′54″N 79°57′28″E / 6.96500°N 79.95778°E / 6.96500; 79.95778 (Asia Power Sapugaskanda Power Station) 51 Operational  
Chunnakam 09°44′19″N 80°02′04″E / 9.73861°N 80.03444°E / 9.73861; 80.03444 (Chunnakam Power Station) 36 Operational [9]
Lak Danavi Sapugaskanda 06°57′29″N 79°57′05″E / 6.95806°N 79.95139°E / 6.95806; 79.95139 (Lak Danavi Sapugaskanda Power Station) 22 Operational  
Ace Power Matara   24 Operational  
Ace Power Horana   20 Operational  
Agrico Jaffna   15 Operational  

Renewable[edit]

Biofuel[edit]

Power station Ownership Location Capacity (MW) Status Ref
Badalgama Recogen P L   2.5   [10]
Balapitiya Ella Dendro Electric P L   2.5   [10]
Buttala Nature Solutions P L   5   [10]
Dodangoda United Dendro Energy P L   4   [10]
Ellewewa Ellewewa Power Company P L   10   [10]
Embilipitiya Future Energy P L   5   [10]
Hingurana Gal Oya Plantations P L   2   [10]
Kattamurichchana Helios-Thirappane Biopower Project P L   1.5   [10]
Keliyapura Pennant Penguin Dendro Power P L   10   [10]
Mahiyanganaya Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Limited   5   [10]
Meethotamulla Western Power Company P L   10   [10]
Monaragala Mega Ten Bioenergy P L   10   [10]
Nedunkulam Sustainable Green Energy P L   5   [10]
Ninthavur Bio Energy Solution P L   2   [10]
Wayamba Wayamba Dendro Power P L   5   [10]

Hydroelectric[edit]

The Randenigala Dam in December 2012.

The following table lists most hydroelectric power stations with a nameplate capacity of more than 20 MW. Just as most hydroelectric power stations commonly are named after their water source (i.e. the name of the dam), a number of facilities have different names for the water source and the power station due to the fact that they are constructed larger distances apart (connected via underground penstocks). Further information of each power station is included in the article of the corresponding water source (i.e. dam).

Water source Name of power station Segment Capacity (MW) Geo-location of power station Commissioned Status Ref
Inginiyagala Dam Inginiyagla Irrigation 11.25 07°12′52″N 81°32′17″E / 7.21444°N 81.53806°E / 7.21444; 81.53806 (Inginiyagla Hydro Power Station) 1952 Operational [11]
Bowatenna Dam Bowatenna Mahaweli 40 07°39′51″N 80°40′38″E / 7.66417°N 80.67722°E / 7.66417; 80.67722 (Bowatenna Hydroelectric Power Station) 1981 - January Operational [11]
Broadlands Dam Broadlands Laxapana 35   2017 Under construction [12]
Canyon Dam New Laxapana Laxapana 100 06°55′05″N 80°29′31″E / 6.91806°N 80.49194°E / 6.91806; 80.49194 (New Laxapana Hydroelectric Power Station) 1983 - March Operational [11]
Castlereigh Dam Wimalasurendra Mahaweli 50 06°54′31″N 80°31′30″E / 6.90861°N 80.52500°E / 6.90861; 80.52500 (Wimalasurendra Power Station) 1965 - January Operational [11]
Kotmale Dam Kotmale Mahaweli 201 07°07′41″N 80°34′42″E / 7.12806°N 80.57833°E / 7.12806; 80.57833 (Kotmale Power Station) 1985 - April Operational [11]
Kukule Ganga Dam Kukule Ganga Samanala 80 06°37′00″N 80°16′33″E / 6.61667°N 80.27583°E / 6.61667; 80.27583 (Kukule Ganga Power Station) 2003 - July Operational [11]
Laxapana Dam Polpitiya Laxapana 75 06°58′40″N 80°27′24″E / 6.97778°N 80.45667°E / 6.97778; 80.45667 (Polpitiya Power Station) 1974 - February Operational [11]
Maskeliya Dam Canyon Laxapana 60 06°52′09″N 80°31′40″E / 6.86917°N 80.52778°E / 6.86917; 80.52778 (Canyon Power Station) 1983 - March Operational  
Moragahakanda Dam Moragahakanda Mahaweli 25   2016 - July Under construction  
Norton Dam Old Laxapana Laxapana 50 06°55′07″N 80°29′30″E / 6.91861°N 80.49167°E / 6.91861; 80.49167 (Old Laxapana Power Station) 1950 - December Operational [11]
Polgolla Barrage Ukuwela Mahaweli 40 07°23′56″N 80°39′08″E / 7.39889°N 80.65222°E / 7.39889; 80.65222 (Ukuwela Power Station) 1976 - July Operational [11]
Randenigala Dam Randenigala Mahaweli 126 07°12′08″N 80°55′35″E / 7.20222°N 80.92639°E / 7.20222; 80.92639 (Randenigala Power Station) 1986 - July Operational [11]
Rantembe Dam Rantembe Mahaweli 52 07°12′00″N 80°57′00″E / 7.20000°N 80.95000°E / 7.20000; 80.95000 (Rantembe Dam and Power Station) 1990 - January Operational [11]
Samanala Dam Samanala Samanala 124   1992 - October Operational [11]
Udawalawe Dam Udawalawe Samanala 6 06°25′55″N 80°51′02″E / 6.43194°N 80.85056°E / 6.43194; 80.85056 (Udawalawe Power Station) 1969 - April Operational  
Upper Kotmale Dam Upper Kotmale Mahaweli 150 07°02′32″N 80°39′24″E / 7.04222°N 80.65667°E / 7.04222; 80.65667 (Upper Kotmale Power Station) 2011 Operational [13][14]
Victoria Dam Victoria Mahaweli 210 07°12′00″N 80°48′21″E / 7.20000°N 80.80583°E / 7.20000; 80.80583 (Victoria Power Station) 1984 - October Operational [11][15]

Solar power[edit]

Power station Ownership Location Capacity (MW) Status Ref
Hambantota Solar Power Station State-owned 06°13′34″N 81°04′35″E / 6.22611°N 81.07639°E / 6.22611; 81.07639 (Hambantota Solar Power Station) 1.237 Operational [16]
Tirappane Solar Power Station Ulagalla Walawwa Resort P L   0.123 Under construction [10]

Wind power[edit]

Turbines of the Ambewela Aitken Spence Wind Farm; the first multi-megawatt wind farm in the Central Province.
Farm Ownership Location Capacity (MW) Status Ref
Ambewela Wind Farm Ambewela Wind Power P L   1.1   [10]
Ambewela Aitken Spence Wind Farm Ace Wind Power P L 06°50′36″N 80°48′47″E / 6.84333°N 80.81306°E / 6.84333; 80.81306 (Ambewela Aitken Spence Wind Farm) 3 Operational [17]
Hambantota Wind Farm State-owned 06°08′46″N 81°06′47″E / 6.14611°N 81.11306°E / 6.14611; 81.11306 (Hambantota Wind Farm) 3 Operational [18]
Kalpitiya Wind Farm Pawan Danavi P L   9.8 Operational [10]
Mampuri Wind Farm Senok 08°00′37″N 79°43′24″E / 8.01028°N 79.72333°E / 8.01028; 79.72333 (Mampuri Wind Farm) 30 Operational [19]
Madurankuliya Wind Farm Daily Life Renewable Energy P L 07°57′53″N 79°44′07″E / 7.96472°N 79.73528°E / 7.96472; 79.73528 (Nirmalapura Wind Farm) 10 Operational [10]
Nirmalapura Wind Farm Nirmalapura Wind Power P L 07°57′53″N 79°44′07″E / 7.96472°N 79.73528°E / 7.96472; 79.73528 (Nirmalapura Wind Farm) 10 Operational [20]
Seguwantivu Wind Farm Seguwantivu Wind Power P L 08°02′48″N 79°48′54″E / 8.04667°N 79.81500°E / 8.04667; 79.81500 (Seguwantivu Wind Farm) 9.6 Operational [21]
Uppudaluwa Wind Farm Powergen Lanka P L 07°58′52″N 79°46′33″E / 7.98111°N 79.77583°E / 7.98111; 79.77583 (Uppudaluwa Wind Farm) 10.5 Operational [22]
Vidatamunai Wind Farm Vidatamunai Wind Power P L 08°04′00″N 79°47′38″E / 8.06667°N 79.79389°E / 8.06667; 79.79389 (Vidatamunai Wind Farm) 10.4 Operational [21]
Willwind Wind Farm Willwind P L   0.85   [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Sri Lanka commissions major thermal power plant, retrieved 2010-08-08 
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  14. ^ Upper Kotmale power project to be completed soon, retrieved 2010-08-08 
  15. ^ Victoria Dam, retrieved 2010-08-08 
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  17. ^ "Blue chips eye more hydro, wind power plants". DailyNews.lk. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
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  22. ^ "PowerGen Wind Power Plant". Windpower.lk. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 

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