The word Yetu is derived from the Swahili word that translates to Ours. And that is exactly what Yetu Energy stands for – our energy, energy that is for the people.
600 million Africans are living without access to electricity; decentralized energy generation has been recognized as one of the significant ways to reduce energy poverty. It is estimated that mini-grids can supply localized energy to approximately 81 million households without electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa (State of the Global Mini-Grids Market Report 2020).
We offer solutions that help to support these grids’ operations, making them even more sustainable.
Yetu Energy delivers solutions and services to efficiently manage hybrid micro-grids, operated and used by and for local people.
Yetu Energy Africa offers engineering & remote asset management services to professional power producers & consumers, leveraging state-of-the-art IoT & data analytics to manage the assets, make them smarter and increase profitability & impact.
Yetu offers specialized, end-to-end engineering services. Beginning with the first steps like dimensioning your energy resources and designing the microgrid, in addition to surge protection design. Followed by personalized installation support.
Manage the efficiency of your energy production with Yetu’s monitoring services. Optimize production parameters of your assets, dispatch them remotely. Avoid any inconvenient interruptions, use your data insights to plan maintenance at the right moment.
Yetu lets users monitor their energy consumption patterns and manage grid capacity correctly. The platform enables users to create consumption and production forecasts which help balance the grid. Achieve automated grid control and manage grid access.
Automate and standardize administrative processes on the platform. Increase your organization’s agility by managing customer and supplier contracts. Finally, you can also automate billing and payment collection processes based on the collected time-series data.
YETU IN NUMBERS
THE ENERGY PARADOX
The energy demand is growing fast: expected to triple by 2030
The electrification rate in Africa is very low.
Africa has an immense untapped renewable energy potential; for hydro power alone, only 8% of its potential has been developed
The number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa is growing substantially and could reach a dazzling 2.7 billion by 2060 according to figures of the Worldbank. To achieve many of the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) such as health, education, food, climate change… defined by the UN General Assembly, access to affordable and clean energy will be essential. We want to greatly improve the efficiency and cost of delivering this clean energy by using digitization. But this creates numerous challenges:
Labour intensive contracting & billing
Deviation from core business
Efficiency: consumption/production ratio
Imbalances: temporary shortages of
Technical losses (suboptimal design) & non-technical losses (theft, fraud)
Suboptimal revenue generation
Design: suboptimal initial design
Uptime: unplanned power outages
Reliability: stable frequency, current, voltage
Damages: power surges, lightning, claims
Lifespan: lower than promised by OEM
Make informed investment decisions
Ensure optimal set-up at all times
Determine extra revenue potential
The Sustainable Development Goals