Vidul Biomass announced that it has completed the construction of its first biomass power plant – the Dehiattakandiya dendro power plant – that is expected to supply power to the national electricity grid.

The company released a stock market disclosure detailing that the Rs. 1.4 billion power plant in the Ampara District had a capacity of 3.3 MW and was commissioned to the national grid last week.

This facility will be the first non-hydropower plant developed by parent company Vidullanka and is expected to generate 22 GWh of electrical energy a year by utilising sustainably grown wood as fuel. This wood will be harvested from gliricidia plantations – a small deciduous tree – and regional farmers.

It is envisioned that the project will reduce nearly 16,500 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere.