Grid-Connected Wind Power Generation

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Grid-Connected Wind Power Generation
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy
Business Model Description

Invest in or provide project financing for large-scale wind power generation to sell the generated capacity to the national energy grid. Projects can be, both onshore/land and offshore.

Wind Power Plant Developers: Presently there are 17 onshore wind power plants operated by private sector companies having Generation Licenses contributing to about 150 MW capacity. Some of these companies are subsidiaries of larger companies involved with renewable energy development (17). Examples of companies active in the IOA space:

WindForce Ltd., incorporated in 2010, is a supplier and facilitator of wind power. Their wind power plants are of commercial grade and constructed with breakthrough technology and unparalleled expertise. Their ultra-modern plants offer a steady, uninterrupted flow of electricity to the National Grid.

Senok entered into wind power projects in 2010. It is one of the first companies to develop wind power projects that reached the 10MW installed capacity threshold in 2010. As at 2021, there are 4 wind plants with a total generation power of 40 MW (11)

Expected Impact

Wind-based electricity generation to serve household, commercial and industrial players. Increase the proportion of RE in the total energy mix.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
> USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Climate Action (SDG 13) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Renewable Energy Development Plan Phase-I 2019-2025; 2) Renewable Energy Resource Development Plan 2021-2026 (Draft) 3) CEB Long Term Generation Expansion Plan 2022-2041 (Draft) - 4) Central Bank Economic and Social Statistics 2021- 5) SLSEA (February 2022), Proposed renewable energy capacity for 70% renewable energy taget by 2030, Internal Report (Unpublished), Personal Communication. 6)GoSL (September 2021), Updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), 7) Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009 and amendment in 2013 and 2022 -; 8) Long Term Generation Expansion Plan 2018-2037- 9) Windforce Ltd Prospectus - 10) About Windforce - 11) About Regen Renewables - 12) About Nikini Solar - 13) Tax update: May 2021 - 14) Sri Lanka CO2 Country Profile - 15) Ministry of Finance Annual Report (2020): 16) World Bank, Access to electricity (% of population) - Sri Lanka,, Accessed on 14th July 2022.
IOA Sources
  • 17) PUCSL, List of Licensees and Excemptions,, Accessed on 10th July 2022 18) SLSEA, Solar PV Service Providers,, Accessed on 29th June 2022 19) IRENA (July 2022), Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2021, The International Renewable Energy Agency, 20) PUCSL (October 2011), The Methodology for Feed-In-Tariffs - NCRE, 21) CEB (March 2020), Request for Proposals - Establishment of Wind Power Plant on Build Own and Operate Basis, 22) CEB (March 2020), Request for Proposals - Establishment of Solar PV Power Plant on Build Own and Operate Basis, 23) Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) Act No. 35 of 2007, 24) SLSEA (July 2011), On Grid Renewable Energy Development - Policies and Procedures to Secure Approvals to Develop a Renewable Energy Project to Supply Electricity to the National Grid, 25) The Electricity (Applications for Licences and Exemptions) Regulation, 2009, Extraordinary Gazette No. 1617/34, September 03, 2009. 26) PUCSL, Application for a Licence to Generate Electricity up to a Generation Capacity of 25 MW, 27) PUCSL, Application for a Licence to Generate Electricity Over and Above a Generation Capacity of 25 MW, 28) PUCSL, Guideline for Applicants - Application for a Licence to Generate Electricity up to a Generation Capacity of 25 MW, 29) PUCSL (February 2017), Issuance of Certificate of Exemption, The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Extraordinary, No. 2006/19, 30) SLSEA, Application for Registered Photovoltaic (PV) Service Provider, 31) CBSL (April 2019), Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka, 32) PUCSL Consultation Document on the Proposed Electricity Tariff 2022 - 33) National Energy Policy & Strategies of Sri Lanka 34) CEB Long Term Generation Expansion Plan 2015-2034 -