The business of selling electricity in rural Nigeria with William Brent

In Episode #91 of the Unlocking Africa podcast, Terser Adamu talks to William Brent, the chief marketing officer of Husk Power Systems, a provider of renewable electricity solutions to rural communities and businesses in African countries such as Nigeria. The company provides a pay-as-you-go energy service using a mobile-enabled smart metering system.

The podcast covers the following topics:

  • Husk Power Systems’ approach to providing steady electricity in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The suitability of mini-grids for connecting unelectrified rural communities, weighing factors like cost-effectiveness and scalability.
  • Challenges Husk encounters when choosing locations for mini-grids.
  • The impact of policy and regulatory frameworks in Nigeria on the expansion of mini-grids and renewable energy projects.
  • And much more!

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