Archive for May, 2012

To generate optional power…..

 

 

 

Balangoda has been identified as an area which is moneyed of natural resources. The main are one is the Gem industries which is carried out during the long time. In addition to that Calcite, feldspar, Dolomite and gold are collected from Balangoda.
In addition to that there have medicinal herbs and plants like sandal wood. Balangoda is surrounded by hills which are begun from central hills and close to world famous Mahawalatenna plateau. Balangoda has been selected to generate electricity by using wind power.
Smanalwewa hydro electric power project is situated in Kapugala near to Balangoda. Hydro electricity power was considered as the main source of power in Sri Lanka. Hydro electricity was used to giant development projects. But it is not sufficient to fulfill the power need of Sri Lanka. There for Attention has been given to generate optional power.
There is several optional power generating projects in Sri Lanka. They are heat power stations, Coal power stations, wave water power stations and wind power stations etc…
Wind power was generated in coastal areas and hilly areas. Balangoda Damahana was selected as a suitable area to generate wind power. Firstly they established a tower with fan to test the wind requirements in this area. It is very was successful. Therefore it is suggested to establish six wind power towers.
It is planned add 900 kW electricity to natural electricity system from this project. In this area, we get wind from north eastern monsoons and south west monsoons. Therefore the authorities plan to generate wind power electricity throughout the year.
Power energy is an essential factor to a developing country. It is bless to our area because we have get the chance to fulfill the national need. As villagers we consider it as a great bless.

 

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