* Millions of Africans have no access to electric power
* Clients buy solar kits in tiny instalments paid by phone
* Payments can be as little as $0.15 per day
There are over 1.3B people in the developing world without access to electricity. With micro-solar, distributed generation combined with Pay-As-You-Go, this is changing.
ELMAR in Aruba is expanding their prepaid electric program using Trilliant AMI meters using Utiliflex's Juice prepayment platform. The Trilliant Communications Platform enables scalable, secure, meter-independent, and multi-technology smart grid communications to help utilities address modern energy challenges and deliver reliable, clean and affordable energy to their customers.
THE Visayan Electric Company (Veco) eyes expansion of prepaid power program
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The ready board — which is a piece of board with a breaker, a bulb, switch and socket — is built especially for premises that cannot accommodate traditional electrical wiring. With the solution being made available in Majesty Gardens, St Andrew, 400 residents can now connect their appliances to legal electricity — a massive jump from the three legal connections in the community in 2013.
JPS launched the Ready Board Electrification Demonstration pilot programme in 2015 through a partnership with the USAID. Valued at approximately $20 million, the programme is geared towards reducing electricity theft, wastage and risk of electrocution.
Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced at the 17th International Telecommunication Union Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-17) the government is seeking to pilot smart metres to enable prepaid electric metering in various communities so that consumers can better monitor their electricity usage and top up when needed “in a similar way as they manage their cell phones.”
THE Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, said it has started installing prepaid metres in Aba, Abia State, in line with its determination to ensure consumers get value for their money.