A 3 MW pilot wind plant is being installed as a demonstration project in the south of Sri Lanka by the Pre-Electrification Unit of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). The first wind farm in Sri Lanka, the intention is to gain experience of "design, operation and environmental utilisation of these plants" and to acquaint the public with the technology, says WN Jayalath, CEB's deputy general manager of private projects. The turbines are to be supplied by NEG Micon of Denmark. The project is jointly funded by the World Bank and its Global Environment Facility fund.
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