(EnergyAsia, December 1, Monday) — Sri Lanka’s government has targeted to develop the country’s hydro-power potential to help meet its growing energy demand.

The government of President Mahinda Rajapaks has appointed a task force to study and help implement projects, as well as lend support to hydropower project developers.
The country has identified some 600 small-scale hydro power projects that could add 300 megawatt (MW) of generating capacity.

 Mini-hydropower projects are particularly attractive as Sri Lanka searches for solutions to reduce its reliance on expensive imported fuels.