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chargeNET named United Nations World Summit Award Winner 2017


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chargeNET has been selected the World Summit Award (WSA) Grand Jury, as best and most innovative Digital Innovation with high impact on society 2017, in the category ‘Smart Settlement and Urbanization’. 

chargeNET, a subsidiary of CodeGen International Ltd., is the only winner from Sri Lanka, and will join a prestigious list; World’s Top 40 Digital Innovators 2017. 

ChargeNET is an end-to-end solution for electric vehicle charging, a unified network that is scalable, efficient and smart, powered by IoT technology. All products are designed and manufactured according to J1772 and CHAdeMOinternational standards, and are 100% local solutions for B2C and B2B segments. chargeNET mobile and cloud based web applications, enable smart monitoring, smart payments and easy station management for a 24-7-365 operation. 

The WSA is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the information Society (WSIS). Over400 nominated submissions, from 98 UN member states participated in this year´s WSA contest. A jury comprising of experts from around the world deliberated for four days to come up with the final list of winners, and Sri Lanka made it to the winning list. 

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka Chairperson Chitranganie Mubarak stated, “The WSA introduced a new category ‘Smart Settlement and Urbanization’ as one out of the eight categories given the increasing global push to safeguard our environment, to promote green energy. It takes a while for a new category to catch on – so it was all the more creditable that chargeNET, a fully home-grown product, made it to the top. It made me very proud. I must say the Grand Jury was impressed!” 

An idea once born – at a time where the country was not ready for an influx of EV imports, CodeGen Chief Executive Officer Dr. Harsha Subasinghe took a bold step to launch chargeNET – Sri Lanka’s first, and now the largest electric vehicle charging solution that is export ready with cutting-edge, scalable technology. 

“We are humbled and thrilled about this achievement; the team has worked very hard over the years. From a research oriented mind-set, to delivering world class products that are accepted even beyond these shores, we have come a long way. This is just the beginning of a journey that will benefit the country through private sector enterprise, where we celebrate not only this award, but also our very own talent; their expertise and passion in proving that Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka can do great things,” stated chargeNET Ltd. Director Dr. Beshan Kulapala. 

With over 2,000 users and multiple charging locations island-wide, the company is focusing on expanding its services and reach, to offer futuristic, regional and trans-border infrastructure that is safe, inclusive and accessible to the public for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) charging, ensuring a future which greener than today. 

 


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