The best things in life are free. From the simplest warmth of a ray of sunshine, the cooling of a mystical breeze to the …. a river, the world comes with its best things in various forms. Yet making the most of these vitalities and harnessing its potential into recreating greater power, cannot be achieved by many. Achieving this power and bringing forth many sources of energy, the inception of ESCAS POWER (PVT) LTD & NAVITAS SOLAR (PVT) LTD under the St. Anthony’s group of companies occurred.
With its presence spanning across 8 decades, St. Anthony’s group of companies is a leading conglomerate in Sri Lanka founded by Deshamanya AYS Gnanam. Being a diversified company, its business interests range from consumer goods to construction and by the year <>, to renewable power under ESCAS POWER & NAVITAS SOLAR.
Today St. Anthony’s operates with over 6000 retail partners and service centers around the country with the dream of reaching retails around the globe with time. At present, the group’s vision is in the avenue of becoming a reality, as their ventures in renewable energy cross the national borders all the way to the African continent under Positive Energy Investments PTE Ltd.
Mpulungu II Small Hydropower Project (5.1 MW) – At feasibility study phase – Zambia – Navitas Hydro Limited
Kiraboha Small Hydropower Project (5 MW) – At feasibility study phase – Uganda – Navitas Hydro (U) Limited
The epicenter of ESCAS POWER (PVT) LTD was created upon 4 mini-hydropower projects with the combined capacity of 16.5 MW taking place along the “Sudu Ganga”, Matale. With continuous effort and determination, our team of engineers was successful in overcoming some of the biggest barriers of low-head high flow hydropower development. Today, adding 9.3 MW capacity of renewable energy to the grid, 2 of these 4 projects are incomplete operation.
Taking another step towards becoming the leaders in green energy, St. Anthony’s group of companies paved its way into developing ground-mounted solar PV power projects through the establishment of NAVITAS SOLAR (PVT) LTD. This neonate company has shouldered the grave responsibility of developing 15 Solar PV Power Projects with a cumulative capacity of 28 MW. As several projects of this have now been commissioned and others progressing rapidly, NAVITAS seeks in adding 22 MW capacity to the national grid in Sri Lanka within 2022.
The significance of St. Anthony’s ventures in the field of renewable energy is that it is not limited to one resource. While they focus on Hydro and Solar power, they are also in the process of commissioning a 10 MW wind power project in the Eastern province by 2024 under their newest subsidiary; ST ANTHONY’S WIND ENERGY (PVT) LTD.