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PowerCorner

Mini-grids for affordable, reliable, sustainable energy-services for rural and off-grid populations

May 2018
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01.

Identification

PowerCorner energy solution includes a containerised generation unit comprised of photovoltaic panels, a lithium-ion battery bank for storage and a back-up genset, providing electricity 24-hours a day.

In developing countries, many rural villages are off-grid, forcing populations to use polluting energy generation devices. PowerCorner units, through a 230V single phase overhead distribution network, can provide power for LED lightbulbs, phone chargers and fridges, as well as power tools and milling machines. Households and businesses who wish to be connected pay a nominal connection fee and are able to benefit from using electricity through a pay as you go technology thanks to smart meters and a Micro Utility Platform (MUP) developed by ENGIE.

Sector

Label Date May 2018
By Engie
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Funding for developing new Mini-Grids and to expand activities in other African countries

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Replacement of old, polluting energy generators with clean energy for off-grid customers
  • A program of mini-grids with 40,000 connections could avoid the emission of ~ 20,000 tons of CO2 per year
  • Provision of basic services for households (lighting, refrgeration, communications, entertainment), capacity building for uses of appliances.
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Easily deployable and replicable
  • The Micro Utility Platform (MUP) manages notifications, payments, information tracking and all the digital aspects of the company
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Activity Region

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  • Activity
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Company Profile

Engie

As a major stakeholder in the international energy industry, ENGIE is focused on its 3 core businesses of Electricity, Natural Gas and Energy Services to support and develop a new vision of energy for the world: sustainable energy available to everyone.

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Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France
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