Sri Lanka plans to expand operations to target the export markets for smart electricity meters in the future, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said today.
Taking to Twitter, Minister Wijesekera stated that Sri Lanka will commence the manufacturing of 3-phase and smart electricity meters this year.
The minister stated that single-phase meters required by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) are manufactured in Sri Lanka by ANTE LECO Metering Company.
Ante LECO Metering Company (Pvt) Ltd. which is a subsidiary of LECO produces 250,000 meters annually, he said.
Minister Wijesekera stated that the company will expand manufacturing of 3-phase and smart electricity meters this year.
“With the expansion, the company plans to fulfil the entire domestic requirement for single-phase, 3-phase and smart meters and also plans to expand operations to target the export markets in the future,” he said.
Minister Kanchana Wijesekera further stated that he met the Chairman of Ante Meter Group, and officials of LECO and ANTE LECO Metering Company yesterday.
He added that the discussion focused on future plans and introducing their new meters. (NewsWire)