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Technical and financial viability of biomass power plants for grid electricity generation in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Sugathapala, AGT
dc.contributor.author De Saram, JARL
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-28T05:09:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-28T05:09:33Z
dc.date.issued 3/28/2011
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/theses/handle/123/440
dc.description A research project submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering for the degre of Master of Engineering in Energy Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract The technical and financial viability of biomass power plants for grid electricity generation in Sri Lanka is analyzed. To fulfill this requirement, present energy scenario, renewable energy sources in Sri Lanka for grid clcctricity generation, policy imitative for biomass grid electricity generation, present status of biomass electricity generation and biomass conversation technologies are discussed. A methodology is developed for setting up of commercially accepted biomass power plant and energy plantation for grid electricity generation. This methodology is applied for 5MW power plant. The technical and financial viability of this 5MW power plant and the methodology are analyzed to conclude the objective of this study. Higher end 5MW power plant is selected because the issues associated with large scale plant could be identified and analyzed. A biomass power plant with company own energy plantation and direct combustion turbine based technology is technically viable for grid electricity generation. The costing and cash flow statement derived from the sizing of energy plantation and power plant revealed that 5MW power plant is financially viable. en_US
dc.description.abstract The technical and financial viability of biomass power plants for grid electricity generation in Sri Lanka is analyzed. To fulfill this requirement, present energy scenario, renewable energy sources in Sri Lanka for grid clcctricity generation, policy imitative for biomass grid electricity generation, present status of biomass electricity generation and biomass conversation technologies are discussed. A methodology is developed for setting up of commercially accepted biomass power plant and energy plantation for grid electricity generation. This methodology is applied for 5MW power plant. The technical and financial viability of this 5MW power plant and the methodology are analyzed to conclude the objective of this study. Higher end 5MW power plant is selected because the issues associated with large scale plant could be identified and analyzed. A biomass power plant with company own energy plantation and direct combustion turbine based technology is technically viable for grid electricity generation. The costing and cash flow statement derived from the sizing of energy plantation and power plant revealed that 5MW power plant is financially viable.
dc.format.extent xi, 94p. : ill., photos en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject THESIS-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING en_US
dc.subject BIOMASS ENERGY-INDUSTRIES en_US
dc.title Technical and financial viability of biomass power plants for grid electricity generation in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2007-11
dc.date.accept 2007-11
dc.identifier.accno 91259 en_US


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