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Kerawalapitiya WtE Power plant to open in May

The 10-Megawatt Kerawalapitiya Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Power Plant is to be commissioned in May, a press release issued by the Power and Energy Ministry stated.

The plant’s construction work is currently in its final stage. It is being carried out by a private company. Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the power plant would answer both the garbage and electricity issues in Colombo and its surrounding suburbs. It would also help lower the unit cost of electricity generation as well, he added.

Around 550 to 600 tonnes of garbage is collected from Colombo per day.

However, the power plant needs at least 1,000 tonnes of garbage per day to generate electricity.

Therefore, agreements have been signed with the Colombo Municipal Council, as well as the Municipal Solid Waste Management Authority, to obtain the maximum amount of solid waste collected by them.

Furthermore, the Municipal Waste Management Authority is to enter into agreements with the relevant authorities to collect solid waste from the Gampaha and Moratuwa areas for this plant as well.

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