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Flexibility for payment performance and customer trust

Following my last post about the Escaping Darkness report by CGAP, I’d like to focus on the last chapter of the report, which deals with drivers for payment performance for PAYGo Solar clients. Among those drivers is flexibility. In the … Continue reading

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What is in PAYGo solar for customers?

Standing between providing energy access and offering inclusive finance, supported by the development of mobile money usage, solar PAYGo models are a tremendous opportunity for off-grid, poor populations in developing countries, especially in East Africa. CGAP has dug into the … Continue reading

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M-Kopa’s market segmentation for off-grid clients

M-Kopa recently published findings from research led with the help of Shell Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development. Those researches tackled clients targeted by M-Kopa and Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) and ultimately led to proposing a … Continue reading

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Les applications des objets connectés d’aujourd’hui et de demain dans l’énergie

Dans le cadre de mes activités professionnelles, je co-publie aujourd’hui un article dans le dossier Objets connectés du site Smart-grids de la CRE, relayé par EY. J’y explore les applications et impacts des objets connectés et de l’internet des objets … Continue reading

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VtoG: le véhicule électrique comme levier d’optimisation des réseaux?

Dans le cadre de mes activités professionnelles, j’ai pu co-écrire cet article sur le véhicule électrique. Souvent vu comme une contrainte pour le réseau électrique en raison de sa forte consommation et de sa mobilité rendant la charge peu prévisible, … Continue reading

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Gaz de schiste : une extraction propre et rentable ?

Dans le cadre de mes activités professionnelles, je signe un article publié hier sur Energie2007. J’y fais un topo sur la fracturation à l’heptafluoropropane, une nouvelle technique d’extraction du gaz de schiste qui pourrait remplacer la fracturation hydraulique et rouvrir l’exploration … Continue reading

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What’s that energetic transition ahead of us?

I have been searching the web lately, hoping to find insights on the energetic transition that lies ahead of us. And I have found many answers, some well documented and well structured, mainly from national and international organizations and businesses … Continue reading

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Are renewables necessarily sustainable?

Renewable energies are seen as THE solution to all of our climate change, peak oil… and probably also bad conscience issues! However one big solution usually is too simple to really solve any problem. So let’s step back for a … Continue reading

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Fossil and renewable energies

Drawing the line between fossil and renewable energies seems much easier than estimating the maturity level of each energy production technology. However there were some tangent cases in the article I published on June, 11th and I will come back … Continue reading

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Conventional and non-conventional energy sources

Last time, I published a mapping of energy resources, classifying them according to their conventionality and renewability. I bet you might have been surprised at how I classified some of them as conventional or not. Indeed, I have myself, as … Continue reading

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