Rafiki Power is a mini-grid company which provides access to clean and affordable energy and value-added-services (VAS) to people and businesses without access to the national grid. To date, we have successfully installed and are operating 8 mini-grids (solar PV & battery) in Tanzania, connecting more than 950 households and businesses. We manage everything with our Asset Monitoring and Management Platform (AMMP) utilizing technologies such as smart metering, remote asset monitoring, and customer management systems for operational excellence.
Mini-grids allow for the productive use of electricity which is an essential precondition for economic growth and social prosperity. However, while mini-grids and rural energy access can be expected to transform local economies, this doesn’t happen immediately and automatically. Catalysing local enterprises and raising incomes through the productive use of energy (PUE) often requires extra measures to overcome barriers such as gaps in the supply chain, skills, or financial resources.
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We have employed a selective approach to the mini-grid value chain to leverage our core competencies in project design, development, and technology – and to create a lean and nimble organization. This not only provides the benefit of flexible and quickly adaptable operation, but also ensures the ability to rapidly scale the business model – within a country as well as across national boundaries.
We leverage our engineering expertise to design customized, technologically advanced systems.
As an experienced energy company, we know how to deliver smooth and timely installations.
Operations and Customer Management
Our operational strategy is 100% dedicated to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that our customers are satisfied.
Asset Monitoring and Management Platform (AMMP)
At Rafiki Power, we’ve spent the past 4 years developing and operating mini-grids for rural electrification. In order to bring sustainable energy to our customers and enable them to make the best possible use of it, we’ve had to innovate relentlessly, bringing together a number of distinct technological components under one operational roof. The result of this development and integration effort is AMMP – our Asset Monitoring and Management Platform. Now, based on an ethos of shared progress and a desire to do our part to advance the mini-grid ecosystem, we are making AMMP available to other mini-grid developers and operators.
Our primary focus lies on East Africa. We have already installed 8 assets in Tanzania and are growing rapidly.
Our latest project in Chang'ombe, Tanzania was successfully installed in April 2017.
Our 3rd project was successfully installed in Ololosokwan, Tanzania at the end of 2015.
We offer a 24/7 customer service hotline and local technical support to keep our customers happy.
“I’m very happy to have reliable energy access whenever I need to use it. I did not have it before.”
“With reliable energy I can charge my phone at home and can be connected with my friends all the time.”
“With the energy provided from Rafiki Power I can use a freezer and store food for a longer period.”
Our customers are connected by a distribution box with a free light and standard plug. In house wiring is done by local electricians.
Our installations have a covered space with benches. This space is lighted at night and can be used by the community.
Rafiki Power Company Video
We are happy to share our first Rafiki Power company video!!! More will follow in the future!
Our team is based in Düsseldorf, Germany and Arusha, Tanzania. We are more than 25 energy enthusiasts from all over the world.
Team in Germany
Team in Tanzania
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