Providing An Investment Platform For Off Grid Solutions
Providing An Investment Platform For Off Grid Solutions
This project sparked the idea to create a membership programme to help accelerate business for off grid companies using our conferences as platforms for relationship building.
Latest industry news from the off grid sector
Engerati is a central destination for delegates from leading global energy events to network, collaborate, share and engage. We provide our members with completely free access to our ever-growing archive of industry news, white papers, case studies, webinars, video presentations, interviews and blogs. Engerati is an invaluable resource to all energy professionals – nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the global energy industry for free.
How can you get involved?
- Become a member of Off the Grid Club
- Take an exhibition stand in the Off Grid Area at our annual Africa Energy Forum next June
Complete the form below and someone from our team will be in touch with more details about the benefits of membership.
Who can apply to be a member?
Membership is open to off grid technology providers and financial investors including: Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), Foundations and Government Development Finance Initiatives.
• Branding on Off The Grid Club website and brochure
• Branding on all Off The Grid Club signage at AEF and other Off The Grid meetings throughout 2017
• Point Of Contact in the Off The Grid directory
• Access to EnergyNet PR resources: opportunities to show case products, mergers, project updates, etc.
• Subsidized delegate fees for SME companies to attend Off The Grid meetings throughout 2017
• Receive a quarterly newsletter with updates from the industry and event updates
• Chance for product launches/case studies/industry reports to be featured in the OTGC quarterly newsletter
Membership lasts for 12 months from date of signed contract. To find out more about advanced membership levels with additional benefits, please contact us
Interested to find out more? Complete the below form and someone from our team will be in touch.
Our Members are listed below. As proven investors & technology providers with direct experience of preparing market-ready solutions for the African off-grid sector, our Founding Members are there to offer support & advice to our members, and to contribute to the Not Just Talking investment Fund.
We are also grateful for the support of our Endorsing Partners DFID, Shell Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Virgin Unite.
The EDFI Management Company is a full subsidiary of the Association of 15 European Development Finance Institutions www.edfi.eu who all finance and support private sector entrepreneurs in developing countries. The new management company will manage funding from different sources for higher risk and early stage support, with clear targeted impact. The first fund is ElectriFI, financed by the European Commission, with the target to create new and improved connections to energy for the 1,2 billion people who still need this. The support provided should complement what other parties are able to finance and support. Cooperation with Development banks and other funders will be crucial to that end. After ElectriFI, we hope to add other funds with similar approach targeting other sectors combining impact with financial sustainability.
Off Grid Electric (OGE) is the world’s first massively scalable distributed energy company. OGE provides clean, affordable and transformative energy directly to households that have never had access to reliable electricity. OGE’s PAYG solar leasing model removes risk for customers, offering the latest in solar technology for less than or equal to a customer’s average energy spend. The company has partnered with the Office of the President of Tanzania to power one million households (10% of the country). Already operating in Rwanda, the company plans to grow quickly across the continent. OGE is demonstrating the ability to leapfrog traditional grids via distributed solar energy, creating over 15,000 local jobs in the process.
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.
The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), a Tetra Tech company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider. Working with governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and financial entities, IP3 enables clients to build their institutional capacity and to carry out successful P3 projects in the global infrastructure market. IP3 has provided institutional capacity services to many energy agencies and regulators across Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Since its founding in 1994, IP3 has trained over 35,000 officials from 175 countries.
Simusolar serves rural Tanzanians with productive solar-powered products and equipment financing payable in installments via mobile money. Equipment includes both power generation and its applications: irrigation, small business, home lighting, and more. Co-Founder and CEO Marianne Wapert has over 10 years experience serving off-grid Tanzanians and the team has over 70 years combined experience in solar. With early support from the DOEN Foundation, Simusolar is an early growth stage innovator with a mission to improve rural livelihoods.
Azuri Technologies is a commercial provider of PayGo solar home systems to rural off-‐ grid households. With the widest reach of any solar as a service offering in sub Saharan Africa, the company is addressing the problem of energy access that affects 600 million people who lack access to the grid. Azuri has combined solar and mobile technology to allow customers to access power on a pay-‐as-‐you-‐go basis, providing affordable, clean and safe renewable energy for as little as half the cost of the fossil fuels being replaced. Azuri’s HQ is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with staff based in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania and a regional HQ based in Nairobi.
The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a private sector led international organisation domiciled in Nigeria with activities across Continental Africa. The Corporation offers a unique value proposition as an Africa-focused infrastructure financing institution providing competitive products and services across complimentary areas of: principal investing, financial advisory, project development and technical advisory. Within the Power industry, AFC has worked on a number of pioneering deals. E.g. The Corporation is the lead investor in Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower), which is implementing the USD890 million Kpone IPP Project in Ghana. In addition, AFC is also the lead investor in the landmark Cabeolica renewable wind power project in Cape Verde.
Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited is a full service commercial bank which specialises in providing facilities and services to public and private sector corporations, diplomatic missions and international organisations.
Stanbic Bank in Tanzania is a member of the Standard Bank Group of South Africa and was established in May 1995 when the Standard Bank Group acquired the operations of Meridien Biao Bank Tanzania Limited.
Standard Bank Group is a global bank with African roots. It is South Africa's largest bank, distinguished by its extensive operations in 19 African countries. Outside the African continent, the Standard Bank Group’s operations span 16 countries, with a focus on emerging markets.
As part of Africa’s largest bank, Stanbic Bank Tanzania is able to offer our clients access to expertise and on-the-ground presence across the globe - a vital service in the ever increasing global requirements of business.
Our Corporate and Investment banking offering includes global markets, project and structured finance, equities trading, corporate finance, global custody and a myriad transactional and electronic banking solutions.
Our customers benefit from our knowledge and expertise in emerging markets, coupled with our global outlook.
Read more about Standard Bank Group at www.standardbank.com
Aksa Energy has been established as a subsidiary of Kazancı Holding in 1997. Kazancı Group is a group of companies that operate in its expertise area, energy industry, for almost 50 years. Kazancı group companies operate in all stages of energy value chain from production to distribution within a synergistic organization. This integrated organization of Kazancı Group form the most significant competitive advantages of Aksa Energy. Aksa Energy meets all services and solutions needed in installation and operation processes of power plants present in its portfolio under the Group in an effective, fast and efficient way. Aksa Energy is the largest public free electricity producer in Turkey.
The production portfolio of Aksa Energy includes 20 power plants which produce electricity using
- Natural gas,
- Hydro electricity,
Aksa Energy also contributes to electrical energy requirement of TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) with a power plant operating in the country, planting %60 of the country’s energy.
Investing in local and renewable resources
Aksa Energy concentrates its investments in local and renewable resources. The Company has the largest local and renewable power generation capacity in Turkey with 7 wind, 2 hydro electrical and Bolu Göynük lignite power plants in its portfolio. Aksa Energy, when the projects in the portfolio are completed, will enhance its position over Turkey's energy geography and speed up its sustainable growth journey as one of leading producers in the country. Aksa Energy stocks are traded in Istanbul National Market under AKSEN.
Sparkmeter is the leading provider of smart metering systems that enable utilities to implement pre-payment as well as real-time monitoring and control on microgrids and central grids alike. The company’s low-cost smart meters make access to electricity possible in hard-to-reach places and underserved markets. Sparkmeter’s hardware and software solution allows for remote monitoring and control of electrical service, significant reductions in non-technical losses, and a flexible billing platform. Sparkmeter counts among its clients some of the largest global utilities in the world and nascent microgrid developers alike, and is active in over 10 countries.
Crown Agents is a high impact social development enterprise, connecting private sector commercial agility with a public good ethos. Sustainably delivering a cohesive global approach to Supply Chain, Humanitarian Action, Health, Governance and Economic Growth. At the Africa Energy Forum: Off The Grid 2016 we will showcase our expertise in the design and delivery of PV Solar Solutions encompassing:
· end to end supply chain management of off-grid and grid-interactive PV solar power systems;
· strategic partnerships with innovative system integrators. In order to develop tailored solar power systems for electrification of public institutions and for mini-grid applications;
· the expertise of our multi award winning freight arm, specialising in final mile logistics. Delivering our solar solutions to the most challenging and remotest of locations;
· Delivery of capacity building programmes, including a Renewable Energy Technology Masterclass offered in partnership with the Renewables Academy (RENAC).
BBOXX is a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world. We are fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of our customer experience. Our market leading products and appliances coupled with our SMART Solar platform bring machine-learning and customer experience optimisation to rural Africa. Our ground-breaking financing structure has brought off-grid solar into the World’s financial markets. With over 85,000 systems deployed so far; 350 staff across 5 offices in China, UK and East Africa are waking up every morning to work with BBOXX to electrify 20M people by 2020.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. This includes ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas—advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities—to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot—or will not. To learn more, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.
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