In 1999, Eco Power commissioned its first small hydropower plant, the 0.54 MW Ellapita Ella power station.
Ellapita Ella was soon followed by the commissioning of the 1.3 MW Mandagal Oya and 2.5 Glassaugh small hydropower plants in 2000.
Eco Power commissioned Phase 2 of its 5th plant, the 7.2 MW Hapugastenne, bringing Eco Power’s total generation capacity to 18.8 MW.
The 9.9 MW Magal Ganga plant was commissioned in December of 2008. To date, it is the largest plant of its class to be commissioned in Sri Lanka, the first small hydropower plant in Sri Lanka to utilise a tunnel channel, and brought Eco Power’s total Sri Lankan generation capacity to 37 MW.
Eco Power’s 11th plant, the 6.6 MW Ishasha Small Hydropower Plant was not only an international first for the company, but also the first hydropower plant developed by a Sri Lankan energy company overseas.
Eco Power commissioned its 13th Plant, the 5.54 MW Rwimi Small Hydropower Plant, bringing our total EPC/EPCM projects completed to date to 58 MW. In the process, Eco Power has become Sri Lankas’ largest privately owned small hydropower producer, also supplying over 4% of the country’s hydroelectric generation capacity.
As Eco Power looks towards the future, it seeks to build upon its global small hydropower and renewable energy experience and knowledge to develop and invest in new run-of-the-river and non-hydropower renewable energy projects, while also lending its hydropower expertise to interested project partners and clients.
Eco Power is actively expanding its run-of-the-river hydropower project portfolio and investing in projects utilising other forms of renewable energy.
The origin of Eco Power dates back to the year 1995, when our parent company, Metrocorp, purchased the 150-year-old Tea Estates of Bogawantalawa. At the same time as rigorous improvements were being made by Metrocorp in these tea factories, the Government of Sri Lanka began allowing the private sector to develop and operate small hydropower plants. Metrocorp seized this opportunity for synergy and Eco Power Group was born.
Following the commissioning of the first plants, it was clear that there was immense potential for growth for Eco Power in developing additional and larger small hydropower projects both locally and internationally. This would provide a sustainable business model and also social, economic and environmental benefits from the sustainable and ethical development of abundant renewable energy resources.
Eventually, to support growth and expansion into new international markets, further consolidation and restructuring of the Group led to establishment of Eco Power Holdings Limited (EPHL) in 2008.
Since then, two new small hydropower projects have been commissioned in Uganda, and multiple new small hydropower projects are in the advanced stages of development in both Uganda and Kenya, as well as other newer hydropower and other renewable energy projects which Eco Power has identified and are working to develop in several additional countries.
To be the most sought after global company in the forefront of harnessing the fullest potential of renewable energy sources in a sustainable manner.
Supply an annual renewable electrical energy of 500 million kilowatt hours to society by 2020.
Create a dedicated, motivated and productive organisation in the group that can withstand and conquer challenges in achieving the company mission.
Optimize the shareholder value whilst at the same time adding value to the society at large by contributing to the reduction of pollution and minimizing the use of non-renewable sources to generate power, make cheaper power available to consumers and energy authorities around the world and thereby promoting economic and social development of countries.