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  1. 1. P R O V I D I N G P R E - FA B R I C AT E D E L E C T R I C A L D I S T R I - B U T I ON PA N E L S A N D L I G H T I N G K I T S T H AT A R E L O W E R I N C O S T, S A F E , A N D E A S Y TO I N S TA L L Energy Plus Ltd - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Uganda Problem Statement: Established: 2001 More than 60% of the households and small businesses in range of the Ugandan electrical grid require less than 15 KWh of electric- Impact Areas: Uganda ity per month and can have their needs met by the government’s lifeline tariff of $1.50 per month, instead of spending $32/month Type: For Profit on kerosene. However, to take advantage of these savings, they Sectors: Clean Tech & Energy must pay $200 in connection fees and $650 in wiring and fixtures costs to meet government regulations. This traps people in using Staff Size: 30 kerosene which causes harmful indoor air pollution and fires. Annual Budget: $400,000 Major Funders: E+Co., private investment Solution: Theory of Change: Energy Plus Ltd provides prefabricated electrical panels and wiring kits for houses and business premises in rural and peri- By providing an affordable way for urban Uganda. Our products reduce wiring costs by 67% and people to replace kerosene lamps are quicker to install, and easier to maintain due to uniformity of with electrical lighting kits, Energy installations as compared to the standard methods of wiring. For Plus enables people to save money, customers that require better reliability than the grid can pro- improve illumination, and reduce vide, our kits include optional integration of photovoltaic panels, health hazards. inverters, and fuel cells. “Our kits have already improved the lives of 35,000 Ugandans by making clean electricity af- fordable and available for homes, small businesses, schools, and health centers.“ - Eng. Livingstone Bangi, Managing Director | l_bangi@hotmail.com | +256 77 2441953 |
  2. 2. P R O V I D I N G P R E - FA B R I C AT E D E L E C T R I C A L D I S T R I - B U T I ON PA N E L S A N D L I G H T I N G K I T S T H AT A R E L O W E R I N C O S T, S A F E , A N D E A S Y TO I N S TA L L Milestones Achieved: Impact to Date: 2001: Company founded to sell CFLs • 16,000 lamps installed, benefitting 38,400 people in two and carry out energy audits years • 2.2 megawatt hours of electricity saved 2005: Added electronic tubular lamps • 2,900 tons of greenhouse gas emissions prevented and inverter battery systems 2007: Began providing electrical Net Profit: installations 2009: Began manufacture and mar- keting of prefabricated house wiring Growth Plan: 2011: Begin scaling of prefab kits by opening our own factory 2012: Become profitable 2015: Electrify 15,000 homes and pro- vide lighting to 100,000 people Social Impact: “Before we installed the panel and battery system, we had to rely on a diesel generator during power outages. Now we no longer need Investment Required: the generator, we spend one-third A credit line of $400,000 for working capital and to open and as much money on electricity, and equip a factory. We are seeking loans with a 3 to 5 year pay- have fewer disruptions.” -- Brother back period. Additionally, the company directors will invest Edward Bukenya, St. Mary’s College, $30,000. Uganda This profile was developed during the 2010 Global Social Benefit Incubator™, the signature program of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. Updated 8/26/2010. www.scu.edu/sts/gsbi | l_bangi@hotmail.com | +256 77 2441953 |

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