A4 Conference proceedings

Business Model Design for Rural Off-the-Grid Electrification and Digitalization Concept

Publication Details
Authors: Dibaba Henock, Vanadzina Evgenia, Mendes Gonçalo, Pinomaa Antti, Honkapuro Samuli
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Conference On The European Energy Market
Title of parent publication: 2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM)
Journal acronym: EEM
ISBN: 978-1-7281-6920-0
eISBN: 978-1-7281-6919-4
ISSN: 2165-4077
eISSN: 2165-4093
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Microgrids have been technically viable for rural electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, despite growing interest in microgrid projects among stakeholders in developing markets context, the lack of well-defined business models remains a challenge. In this paper, a novel off-grid concept is analyzed using a business model canvas approach. The concept has been designed to supply renewable-based electricity,
connectivity, and digital services as an integrated package to remote areas where such infrastructures do not exist. The paper also propose a framework for developing sustainable rural microgrids in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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