KITOBO ISLAND

Lake Victoria, Uganda

The power system in Kitobo Island is currently providing electricity to about 500 domestic and business users, by means of a continuous 24/7 service to supply reliable and affordable clean energy to power residential light and appliances, as well as productive assets including grinding machines, refrigerators, water purifyers and ice machines.
The service is managed by means of a pre-paid mobile system, and is monitored through individual smart meters connected between them and through our remote management system to our headqaurter in Rome.

H1

2000

people lives were transformed.
H2

600

connections
(90% of customers connected on day1)
H3

40

new connection requests in the first 3 months.
H4

50

local businesses enjoy stable power supply.
H5

A 10T/d

ice making machine is being shipped to Kitobo, creating a fish processing hub.

OUR RESULTS


 
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The evidence of a positive socio-economic impact of the project is given through the lower average current electricity expenditure, compared to the previous expenditure for electricity substitutes and ice consumption, along with the viable business opportunities present due to a reliable electricity supply 24/7.

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OUR IMPACT


  • My mother no longer has to use a biomass cooking stove when she cooks for me and my little brother. Absolute Energy has made cooking easier and safe. We are no longer exposed to dangerous fumes which effected our health and the environment.
  • Bring electricity to our school has helped us access the world with computers and improve our chances of attending university
  • Absolute Energy afforded me the productive energy needed to support an ice machine. Now my fish do not spoil and I have created a fishing export business that can support me and my family.
  • Music is my passion. Absolute energy provided my with affordable energy to create a music shop
  • Absolute Energy gave me a new start on life by allowing me to achieve my dream for opening a barber shop.

 
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OUR IMMEDIATE ROLL-OUT PLAN


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Rwanda


IMPACT

The evidence of a positive socio-economic impact of the project is given by comparing the average current electricity expenditure (e.g. 4.8 €/month per household) with the previous expenditure for electricity substitutes and ice consumption (20.03 €/month) as well as by the business opportunities that could see the light thanks to a reliable electricity supply 24/7. 

The involvement and participation of local population during and beyond the project’s implementation phase is crucial for the sustainability of the project and profitability of our rural utility. The extremely positive results of (i) the first connection round - 89.8%, (ii) the number of people involved during the construction of the power plant, the road and the customer care office applying improved local construction techniques - 453 mandays (iii) as well as technical trainings carried out to select locals to be hired as permanent staff – 8 people, show how actively the population has been involved and how strong is their ownership to the project. 

A pillar of the Absolute Energy business model is represented by the technical solutions selected by developing a customized engineering design and installing cutting-edge components to obtain a reliable, durable and modular electricity generation plant with battery storage system, which is able to follow an increasing demand over the next 20 years, pursuing a long-term project sustainability.

UGANDA

Bukasa

RWANDA

Rutenderi:

Gatoki