Renewable Energy and Capacity Building

Project Summary

The objective of this project is to remove barriers to the expanded and sustainable utilization of renewable energy in Sri Lanka. The project will facilitate and accelerate the use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures in Sri Lanka thus reducing the need for additional fossil fuel thermal power stations and greenhouse gas (GHG) production (ie. carbon dioxide) associated with fossil fuel power stations and the decentralized use of kerosene and woodfuel.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Sri Lanka
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Irrigation and Power and Energy, Government of Sri Lanka
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
17,600 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,514,000 USD
Co-financing Total
494,040 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 2,025,640.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
27 Dec 1995
Concept Approved
01 Apr 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Nov 1997
Project closed
29 Sep 2017