Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Energy Sector Development Plan for a Knowledge-based Economy 2015-2025

Executive
Plan
Passed in 2015
Strategies include reducing the carbon footprint of energy sector to address global warming and climate change impacts. Emphasis on renewables and energy efficiency.

Documents
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of the energy sector by 5% by 2025.
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2025
  • Produce the total petroleum product demand of the country through our own refinery by 2025.
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2014
  • Reduce the petroleum fuel use in the transport sub-sector by 5% by introducing alternative strategies such as efficient modes of transport and electrification of transport by 2020.
    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • Reduce the technical and commercial losses of the electricity transmission and distribution network from 11% to 8% by 2020.
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • Increase generation capacity of low cost thermal power plants fired by natural gas and biomass to 2,000 MW to reduce the generation costs and to diversify generation mix by 2020.
    Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • Generate a minimum 1.000 MW of electricity using indigenous gas resources discovered in Mannar basin by 2020.
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • Increase the electricity generation capacity of the system from 4.050 MW to 6.400 MW by 2025.
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2014
  • Increase the share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources from 50% in 2014 to 60% by 2020 and finally to meet the total demand from renewable and other indigenous energy sources by 2030.
    Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • Reduce electricity network losses to 8% by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • 5% reduction of carbon footprint of energy sector by 2025 against a 2014 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2014
  • 60% renewables of electricity supply by 2020, then 100% from renewable and indigenous energy sources by 2030
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020, 2030
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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