STAFF REPORT ISB: Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) is pursuing and facilitating 33 wind power projects which are in different stages of development through collaboration of private sector.There are three wind power projects of 150 MW capacity under construction and will be completed in 2014 while another 13 wind projects having a cumulative capacity of 680 MW are at advance stages and ready to achieve financial closing in 2014.Highlighting the steps being taken to effectively use alternate sources for power generation, an official of the AEDB said that 24 solar power projects having a cumulative capacity of 792.99 MW are also under different stages of development and can achieve Commercial Operation Date by 2015-16 subject to availability of grid and tariff.In addition, nine biomass/bagasse based power projects are also under development as several sugar mills have approached AEDB for development of power generation projects under Framework for Power Co-generation 2013 (Biomass/Bagasse).

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