The case study was jointly developed by Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka and the Asia LEDS Partnership with support from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
The case study discusses how the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) approached the study on grid integration process for renewable energy in Sri Lanka and the key learnings therein. Countries across the world are engaging in large-scale renewable energy deployment to attain low carbon development pathways in order to meet their INDC and SDG targets. Sri Lanka in its INDC has committed to reduce twenty-percent of its GHG emission by 2030. In accordance with this target, Sri Lanka adopted a policy for the long-term development of RE in the country.
As the renewable energy generation in Sri Lanka is variable and dispersed, the increased deployment of renewable energy-based generation brings operational challenges in terms of power system stability and power security into the grid. The detailed study and analysis of the integration process paved the way for overcoming the challenges and ensured a more reliable transition towards greener growth.
The study on grid integration has enabled the development of the country’s RE sector and is now considered as the backbone of any decision making the process in Sri Lanka’s power sector. The lessons learned from the study are compelling and applicable worldwide.
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