External Monitoring Agency for Monitoring Biodiversity Management Plan and Environmental Management Plan for Construction of Mannar – Nadukuda 220kV Transmission Line Project and 100MW Mannar Wind Farm Project

Client : Ceylon Electricity Board

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) isplanning to build and operate a semi- dispatchable wind farm of 100 MW capacity and associated 220kV transmission line (29.4km) in the Mannar region under financial assistance of Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB).The wind energy conversion systems (WECS) would be selected for the proposed wind farm to generate clean electrical energy in a sustainable manner. The proposed Wind Power Park will be located in the southern part of Mannar Island from Thoddaveli to a length of about 12 km along the coast. The first row of 33 turbines will be installed and the second row of 6 turbines will be located at a distance about 1 km from the shore. The proposed wind farm has excluded the areas belongs to Adam’s Bridge Marine National Park which have been declared in 2015. The nearest village is locatedabout  800 m away from the second row of wind turbines. In addition, several Navy camps/ Navy observation points, boat landing sites, Ma-del hauling sites, and fishermen vaadi/camps (seasonal) and a tourist hotel are found within the wind farm block.