Small Hydro Power Development in Sri Lanka

Regional seminar, July 18-20, 2007

Small Hydro Power Development in Sri Lanka

Lessons for Developing Countries

download brochure (PDF, 1.8Mb) Almost 25 years ago, Practical Action (formerly Intermediate Technology Development Group) undertook pioneering efforts towards adapting the small hydro power technology for rural electricity supply which is now being used on a commercial scale in Sri Lanka.

Today, grid connected small hydropower capacity has grown from 120 kW in 1996 to 100 MW in 2006. Development of the industry has been supported with appropriate policy changes, establishing of purchase agreements and pricing mechanisms. This, indeed, is an outstanding achievement and depicts the dynamism of the local entrepreneurship once the right institutional backing and investment climate are set in place for the new industry.

At this point of time it is important to reflect back on the past experiences in this sector, consolidate the knowledge gained by various stakeholders and learn lessons for future. In order to share the experience in the South Asia region with other developing countries Practical Action is organizing a regional seminar titled "Small Hydro Power Development in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Developing Countries" from July 18th to 20th in Sri Lanka.

To register, please complete the registration form in the seminar brochure and return to: Practical Action Consulting, No. 5, Lionel Edirisinghe Mw, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Download brochure and form (PDF, 1.8Mb)

Small Hydro Power Development in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Developing Countries
Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Organised byPractical Action Consulting - South Asia

The programme includes:

  • Two day residential seminar
  • One day technical visit to a small hydro development site

Objectives:

  • Disseminate wider the Sri Lankan small hydropower experience: evolution of the small hydro power generation industry in Sri Lanka highlighting the rapid progress over the last 10 years, contributing factors and lessons learned.
  • Compile a publication incorporating all the presentations and discussions made
    at the conference. This will be a valuable guideline/case study for similar exercises within the region and beyond.

Fee: US$ 350. This includes, accommodation (full board) from July 17 evening to July 20 noon, seminar material, field trip and copy of the final document (once it is published).

Practical Action Consulting, No. 5, Lionel Edirisinghe Mw, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Fax +94 (011) 2856188 | Email consulting@practicalaction.org.lk

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