1. Business model
MicroPowerEconomy is a business and risk management model for ecologically, socioeconomically and financially sustainable electrification of off-grid villages with island grids on the basis of a public-private-partnership approach.
To put it in a nutshell:
MicroPowerEconomy means development options for rural citizens and fair profits for investors.
The model consists of three interlinked components: The constellation of stakeholders motivates everybody involved to have common interests and work to achieve common aims. The tariff and accounting model encourages the electricity users to plan their electricity consumption automatically reducing the stress of the power system and stabilizing the mini-grid. The Micro Utility Solution comprises prepayment meters with integrated load management algorithms providing a constant cashflow for the power station operator enabling him to apply renewable energy sources needing long payback periods instead using diesel fuel only.
To get a first insight into the MicroPowerEconomy model please watch this small movie.
For more information please have a look at the brochure on the right or an interview given for Arc Finance from Jakob Schmidt-Reindahl.