Telecoms companies in off-grid energy
with Naomi Kioi
In this episode, we speak with Naomi Kioi from Greenlight Planet.
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The growing influence of telecoms companies in off-grid energy
How energy access companies are partnering with telecoms companies to expand their customer reach
Greenlight Planet's goals and how to market solar energy to off-grid customers
(1:30) Introduction to Greenlight Planet and their focus on SDG 7; their vertically integrated business with manufacturing and distribution
(4:00) Intro to the role of telecoms in the energy access sector: focus on hard to reach areas where telcos have a physical presence; leveraging the data that telco markets have on customer information
(7:30) Greenlight Planet's partnerships with telcos - how they work
(11:00) Use of telco data to provide customer financing and alternative payment solutions
(13:50) The opportunity of energy access to help telcos diversify their revenue base and customer services
(23:00) The goals of Greenlight Planet and plans for the coming years
(27:00) The impact of COVID-19 on off-grid energy - increase of digital and mobile payments; more pre-purchase of energy
(30:00) Naomi's background and her work in Greenlight Planet - how to market solar to customers
(38:00) Partnerships as the way to accelerate the deployment of solar in off-grid energy