Energy Tip
of the Day!

Energy star rated compact fluorescent Lamp (CFL) should be the choice in household lighting applications From the extraordinary Gazette notification No. 1611/10 of July 22,2099, the display of the Energy Label  on every CFL was made mandatory. The energy label consists of star rating which varies from  1 star   to 5star higher the number of the star greater the energy efficiency of the CFL. Accordingly CFLs having an energy label with 5 star are  most energy efficient compared to the  CFLs having 1star to  4star rating. By repacking a 1star CFL with 5star CFL with 5-7 watts lower in wattage the same light out put can be gained. Purchasing a CFL with 5 star rating about 5-7 watts  can be cut down At present LED Lamp technology has improved rapidly end in parallel the price of LED lamps have come down to  an affordable Scale for the domestic consumer. Sri Lanka has already introduced performance stety and Minimum Energy performance  standers (MEPS) for LED Lamps introduce for which satisfy MEPS.

Recent Events

Recent Events

Training Program for Technical & Extension Officers on Biogas Systems

The Project has designed, developed and is now delivering training programs on biogas systems targeted at 2 main audiences, the Extension Officers of provincial institutions and the masons who are to be engaged in construction and commissioning of tailored biogas systems.

The Extension Officers would undergo 2 training programs on biogas systems, basic and advanced. Basic training is for them to know the fundamental aspects of biogas systems and motivate them to be an Extension Officer engaged in the project activities. After introducing the project, they shall undergo the aspects of multiple benefits of biogas systems, science, technology, operations, maintenance, and exercises on basic calculations.

The advanced training is designed for selected Extension Officers to carry out feasibility studies, construction and installation supervision, and post construction verification of biogas systems. In addition to them, there also will be sessions on quality assurance, aesthetics, selection of technology, environment, health and safety aspects of biogas systems. After these deliberations, they shall make a field visit to a few biogas systems which are in the process of construction, and completed and being used.

The other training is provided to selected masons, who have masonry skills and for selected Extension Officers to gain hands on skills on the whole process from selecting a suitable site for a biogas system to commissioning of biogas systems. This is a hands-on residential training running for 7 days. To become a biogas registered technical service provider, the experience and competencies of masons is a pre-requisite and completing this training would be an advantage for those interested to become a registered biogas technical service provider.

Nearly 750 Extension Officers and 50 masons are targeted to attend the training programs from Central, Southern, Uva, North-Western and Eastern Provinces. The programs are delivered by a pool of experts from UNDP NAMA Project and the SLSEA.