Energy Conservation & Community Education with

Project Switch Off

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Individuals impacted through Switch Off 9.0

Date

15th of July - 26th August 2019

Goal

Affordable & Clean Energy

Target

By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

What is Switch Off?

Project Switch Off was initiated with the intention of focusing on energy conservation and creating public awareness about renewable energy production. Our goal is to provide affordable and clean energy to the remote villages in Sri Lanka and educate the youth about the importance of renewable energy sources.  

One of the major activities of Switch Off 9.0 was electrifying 9 houses in the villages of Pandukabhayapura and Galpottegama in Anuradhapura. 2 power outlets and 5 light bulbs were provided for each and every house. All the wiring was done by the volunteers of the project with the help of an electrician.  Further activities included a Student awareness program conducted on the topics Sri Lanka’s energy mix, energy distribution, the pollution the system emits and renewable energy that needs to be installed in Sri Lanka, public surveys conducted at Viharamahadevi Park to investigate public perceptions and knowledge on energy conservation, climate change and Sri Lanka’s energy mix and a learning session conducted by a Lecturer of the Department of Electrical Engineering of University of Moratuwa. 

Key Activities

  • Student awareness program         
  • Electricity providing campaign        
  • Public survey        
  • Field visits to power plants        
  • Learning session conducted by a professional                
  • Making LED bulbs  

Activity Map

Colombo

Student Awareness Program conducted at Royal Institute International School, Havelock Town on the topics Sri Lanka’s energy mix, energy distribution, the pollution the system emits and renewable energy that needs to be installed in Sri Lanka.

Colombo

Public Surveys conducted at Viharamahadevi Park to investigate public perceptions and knowledge on energy conservation. 

Anuradhapura

Electrifying 9 houses in the villages of Pandukabhayapura and Galpottegama in Anuradhapura.

Wattala

Site Visit to Yugadanavi Combined Cycle Power Plant

Key Outcomes

9 HOUSES ELECTRIFIED

In the Anuradhapura area

190+ Survey Responses

Two Public Surveys

100+ Students Impacted

Through awareness sessions

4 FIELD VISITS

Yugadanavi Combined Cycle Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya, The Solar Power Plant in Vavuniya set up by the company Vydexa,The Seguwantiwe & Vidatamuni Windpower Plant and Samanalawela Hydro Power Plant

20 VOLUNTEERS

15 from AIESEC in University of Moratuwa 5 Exchange Participants from Czech Republic, Denmark, India, China and United Kingdom.

The Process

1. Sign up

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2. Initial Meeting

Get the chance to form a partnership with the largest youth run organization in the world.

3. Signing the MoU

Signing the MoU to consolidate our partnership

4. Delivery

Exchange of the deliverables of the both entities will happen in this stage

5. Value Addition

We are always striving to add values to our partners

6. Closing and Continuation

End of the partnership timeline and re-establishing the partnership