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EarthSpark's Participant Power

Moving microgrid development towards market with renewable, reliable, resilient energy systems

April 2019
Gallery EarthSpark's Participant Power 1
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Moving microgrid towards market is a project driven process focused on "de-risking by doing", by blending technology, business model and policy innovation

Participant Power's efforts to move microgrid development for energy access towards market are driven by blending smart grid technology with business model innovation and thoughtful policy advocacy. The community sized solar PV site is enhanced with an inverter battery storage system and a back up generator for 24 hour up time. The specifications of the system are designed to match load demands as identified in pre-development surveying. Distribution to home and business connections are enabled by smart metering in partnership with EarthSpark alum, SparkMeter, providing grid optimisation functions, time of use pricing and tiered tariffs and prepaid participation. Grid services as a utility are managed by EarthSpark spin-off Enèji Pwòp who through a network of local vendors, sell energy credits.

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Label Date April 25, 2019
From United States
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Fundings ; Partners

The environmental benefits

  • The grid avoids 13.9t CO2eq of emissions annually

The Financial benefits

  • Savings on pre-grid energy expenses of 50-80%

Activity Region

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North america


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Company Profile

EarthSpark International

EarthSpark International's mission: eradicate energy poverty.

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Headquarters Washington, DC 20036, USA

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Sparknews is dedicated to amplifying positive change by working at the crossroads of social and environmental innovation, news media and the corporate world.

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