I dont have an issue with the private hydro power, but private Thermal can be issue specially if foreign owned (if foreign owned then SL e would be twice f#%&*d, once while paying for imported oil, second when profits get repatriated.)
First off tried to get a list of Thermal Power Stations and then find out ownership. . There were two sources, the Power Stations Wiki and policy analysis report, but the two reports were slightly different. Then came across the CEB 2008 report, which had a wealth of information. Kudos to the CEB for a really great report, unhappily no reports online after 2008. Based on the information (pg 14 &21), provided, below is the list of Private and CEB Thermal Power generation plants. There are 10 Private and 6 CEB Thermal Power Plants. Total capacity all Thermal power plants were 1270 MW, with Private and CEB sharing 57% and 43% respectively. Total generated power in 2008 was 5770 GWh with Private and CEB sharing 64% and 36% respectively. (Table below is sortable, click on header to sort).
ACE Power: DEG (German Investment and Development Organisation ) 26% and Aitken Spence PowerThere is also Report on Electricity Tariff Rates in South Asia and to me the two take home points were that
AES Power: AES Corporation (also has Indian Arm) and Hayleys (see here)
Agrico Pvt: . Maybe part of US based Aggreko (see here and here)
West Coast Power: As Tharindu de Silva says Yugadanavi is the name of the power plant, owned by Lakdhanavi but the foreign loan lending counties wanted the government guarantee for the loan. (Other link here )
- a) GDP 2005/per unit in Sri Lanka (9.5) was better than India (5.1). I dont know what percentage of electricity in India is consumed by Industry compared to household. I suspect in India Industry usage is probably greater than in Sri Lanka (1%).
- Tariff rates were the highest in South Asia.