New committee to expedite decision-making for implementation of renewable energy projects
Posted on December 12th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana

The Sri Lankan government has decided to appoint a combined standing committee to make decisions concerning renewable energy projects and monitor whether the decisions are efficiently and promptly implemented by relevant institutions.
Cabinet of Ministers green-lighted this resolution on Monday (Dec.11), after identifying the need to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy projects, in order to meet the Nationally Determined Contribution targets by 2030.
On November 20, the Cabinet of Ministers decided that a new system should be introduced for the speedy implementation of renewable energy projects, taking into account the time it takes to implement such projects following the existing methods and the potential difficulties that interested investors have to face while working according to those methods.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera to appoint a combined standing committee representing the following institutions for this purpose:
• Presidential Secretariat (Chairman of the Committee)
• Prime Minister’s Office
• Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies
• Ministry of Investment Promotions
• Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation
• Ministry of Environment
• Ministry of Tourism and Lands
• Ministry of Industries
• Ministry of Power and Energy
• Ministry of Irrigation
• Ministry of Water Supply and Estate Infrastructure Development
• Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority
• Ceylon Electricity Board

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