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Edison provides accurate, timely market intelligence on off-grid electrification via sophisticated, automated data collection, analysis and visualisation.

Comprehensive, timely data is essential to make sound decisions, accurately analyse trends, and track progress.

how it works

How it works

The core of the Edison platform is a cloud-hosted database receiving daily posts via an Application Programming Interface (API) of sales, payment, geographic and demographic data from market participants in various off-grid electrification programmes.

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services

Our data services

We turn raw and original data into decision-support services:

Data and monitoring platform

for off-grid electrification programmes

Through donations from the Swedish government and development by REEEP, Edison is available for public benefit for off-grid electrification programmes. Programme managers, donors and governments will find substantial advantages over manual period reporting by participants, supporting confident decision-making.

Programme challenges

  • Demand for incentivizing continuing connections, not just sales
  • Unreliable and non-scalable nature of manual reporting
  • Monitoring, evaluation and benchmarking using data-reliant indicators
  • Desire for regular updates for timely response to events
  • Need to raise awareness and assure impact and transparency
  • Data and information from different sources in different systems

Edison benefits

  • Automatically updated end-user payment data verifies whether connections are active or not
  • Automated API-based updates allow rapid, high frequency, large scale data collection
  • Automated verification of connections and calculation of KPIs
  • Minimum daily updates give insight on what is happening now
  • Clear, up-to-date reports on progress with easy interface to public websites

Market intelligence

for the off-grid industry and financial institutions

We can provide actors such as industry associations, financial institutions and investors with the necessary intelligence to support off-grid markets. The millions of data points in the Edison database, collected in near real-time, allow us to generate meaningful KPIs and run detailed analyses.

Market challenges

  • Inconsistent KPIs so difficult to benchmark company performance
  • Markets move fast; manual data collection does not
  • Hard to spot market trends in low resolution data
  • You don’t always know now what you will need to know in future
  • Little engagement of local financial institutions in off-grid sector

Edison benefits

  • Standardisation of main KPIs
  • Automated API-based updates allow high frequency data collection and rapid analysis
  • Standard dashboards as well as availability of customised charts and visualisations
  • Detailed payment data for all customers allows fine grained analysis by cohorts based on dates, geography, type of connection, etc.
  • Detailed analysis can be used for risk management

Data and knowledge provider

for policy-makers and public purpose data-users

We can provide detailed data to allow policy-makers at national level to shape appropriate enabling environments for their off-grid industry, and to international organisations tasked with monitoring progress against SDG 7, as well as to universities and other public-purpose data users.

Policy challenges

  • Shape appropriate enabling environments for the off-grid industry
  • Expense of regular manual surveys
  • Need to accurately track progress against SDG 7

Edison benefits

  • Decision-making based on real market data
  • Automated API-based updates allow rapid, high frequency, large scale data collection
  • Near total data coverage of specific markets possible

Data and monitoring platform

for off-grid electrification programmes

Through donations from the Swedish government and development by REEEP, Edison is available for public benefit for off-grid electrification programmes. Programme managers, donors and governments will find substantial advantages over manual period reporting by participants, supporting confident decision-making.

Programme challenges

  • Demand for incentivizing continuing connections, not just sales
  • Unreliable and non-scalable nature of manual reporting
  • Monitoring, evaluation and benchmarking using data-reliant indicators
  • Desire for regular updates for timely response to events
  • Need to raise awareness and assure impact and transparency
  • Data and information from different sources in different systems

Edison benefits

  • Automatically updated end-user payment data verifies whether connections are active or not
  • Automated API-based updates allow rapid, high frequency, large scale data collection
  • Automated verification of connections and calculation of KPIs
  • Minimum daily updates give insight on what is happening now
  • Clear, up-to-date reports on progress with easy interface to public websites

Market intelligence

for the off-grid industry and financial institutions

We can provide actors such as industry associations, financial institutions and investors with the necessary intelligence to support off-grid markets. The millions of data points in the Edison database, collected in near real-time, allow us to generate meaningful KPIs and run detailed analyses.

Market challenges

  • Inconsistent KPIs so difficult to benchmark company performance
  • Markets move fast; manual data collection does not
  • Hard to spot market trends in low resolution data
  • You don’t always know now what you will need to know in future
  • Little engagement of local financial institutions in off-grid sector

Edison benefits

  • Standardisation of main KPIs
  • Automated API-based updates allow high frequency data collection and rapid analysis
  • Standard dashboards as well as availability of customised charts and visualisations
  • Detailed payment data for all customers allows fine grained analysis by cohorts based on dates, geography, type of connection, etc.
  • Detailed analysis can be used for risk management

Data and knowledge provider

for policy-makers and public purpose data-users

We can provide detailed data to allow policy-makers at national level to shape appropriate enabling environments for their off-grid industry, and to international organisations tasked with monitoring progress against SDG 7, as well as to universities and other public-purpose data users.

Policy challenges

  • Shape appropriate enabling environments for the off-grid industry
  • Expense of regular manual surveys
  • Need to accurately track progress against SDG 7

Edison benefits

  • Decision-making based on real market data
  • Automated API-based updates allow rapid, high frequency, large scale data collection
  • Near total data coverage of specific markets possible
case study 1
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

In 2016, Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) was launched by the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka with the aim to radically expand access to clean off-grid energy, such as solar home systems and mini-grids, in rural and peri-urban Zambia, with the ultimate aim of connecting one million Zambians to modern energy services.

case study 2
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Zambia Rural Electrification Authority

The Rural Electrification Authority of Zambia (REA) is the focal point for a number of initiatives besides BGFZ that will allow energy service providers to reach thousands of new customers in rural and peri-urban areas. REEEP is working with REA to use Edison to monitor these initiatives.

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