DIMO creates history with Ground-Breaking LECO/UOM Pilot Project

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

DIMO, together with the German hybrid specialist DHYBRID, has been selected by Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) for the supply of comprehensive microgrid as a pilot project for the University Of Moratuwa (UOM) in experimenting a lucrative power generation and storage model for uninterrupted power distribution for LECO customers. 

DIMO together with DHYBRID entered into an agreement with LECO recently to implement the project. This project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, will be developed as a solution for frequent power interruptions the LECO consumers face due to breakdowns as well as outages taken for maintenance activities. 

The pilot project contains a commercial microgrid and R&D facility which will be used as a research test bed for the studies. The data obtained from the commercial microgrid as well as the equipment and simulation environment will facilitate these R&D functions towards meeting the predefined research KPIs. The UOM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LECO in establishing the “LECO Smartgrid Laboratory” facility which LECO will maintain for the first 20 years. UOM will provide the rooftops and laboratory location as well.