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Tech Power Services uses renewable energy (solar energy and hydropower, depending of the availability of the resource) to electrify underserved communities with development opportunities, but who are ignored by national electricity planners. This way, we optimally select sites where microgrids are the most competitive option, based on distance from the national grid and potential load size. As an energy service provider, we focus on customers benefit. Our strategy aims to end energy inequality and to empower communities with access to clean energy, unlocking the potential for community prosperity, local business growth and productivity.
The service is based on a well sized decentralized solar generation plant that provides clean, affordable and reliable energy to our customers (households, schools, healthcare centers and businesses) via a smart microgrid. The key feature of the system is a low cost smart energy meter that powers the household with a pay per use approach allowing people from all levels of society to get electricity, not just the wealthiest. Each customers tops up his energy account by buying credit. Customers can pre-pay for affordable energy services in daily, weekly or monthly packages by using a cell phone via mobile money. The mobile money transaction updates a computer server, which communicates with the meter through the system’s General Packet Radio Service Connection. These smart meters allow the real time control and monitor of the grid by our grid management operators via an internet of things cloud platform.
Our vision is to be at the forefront of innovation in the rural energy sector by contributing to the achievement of the SDG-7 Sustainable energy for all by 2030 in DRC, a country in which around 72 million people still lack access to electricity. Our target in medium term is by 2025 to connect over 1 million of rural Congolese population to clean electricity while improving their lives and livelihoods.
Tech Power’s affordable electricity brings positive impacts on the local economy. It can provide household savings on a macro level, as well as stimulating further socio-economic opportunities on a larger scale, allowing new and existing businesses to expand and flourish. A charged mobile phone enables communication, Shop lighting extends opening hours and results in increased wages. Having electricity at home creates new streams of revenue and indirectly jobs, not to mention the training and employment opportunities that Tech Power offers to the local population.
The electricity connection in a new house creates multiple positive impacts on the life of the whole family. Lighting extends productive hours for everyone in a family, including children, who can undertake more study at home in the evening. No longer burning kerosene for lighting drastically reduces respiratory infections from indoor air pollution, child poisoning, and fire danger). Street lights improve safety, particularly for women and girls
Customers’ direct natural environment will benefit from the use of clean energy. Our energy services avoid new greenhouse gas emissions from expanded energy access and reduce dramatically climate warming emissions, as they eliminate previously used fossil fuels, burnt in lamps or diesel generators.
Meet Our Lovely Team