BBOXX launched its new concept called Tomorrow’s Connected Community in Togo. The concept brings BBOXX’s mission to life by transforming lives and unlocking the economic potential of entire communities in developing countries through access to energy.
BBOXX has implemented the concept in Togo alongside EDF, which holds a 50% stake in BBOXX Togo, under the brand “BBOXX avec EDF”. BBOXX and EDF are also engaged with additional innovative international and local partners to make this Togo project a reality.
It is run on a micro-grid developed by General Electric to meet higher energy consumption needs, as well as BBOXX’s solar home systems to power households and SMEs. It showcases BBOXX’s complete solution to meet the developing world’s energy challenges. All of the services operate through BBOXX Pulse, the company’s comprehensive digital management platform, which manages customer service and product maintenance using data and predictive analytics.
Tomorrow’s Connected Community is being rolled out in the rural village of Sikpé Afidégnon in Togo, following its inauguration by H.E. Faure Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo.
The entire village comprised of 300 houses and 4,000 people in the south of the country is to be powered by solar electricity including, streetlights, households, schools and small shops. The community can also access other utility products and services, such as clean cooking solutions, internet services and water pumps.
This launch coincides with BBOXX providing energy to a milestone 12,000 households and positively impacting 60,000 customers in Togo. BBOXX has operated in Togo since December 2017, after being awarded a Togo government tender to install solar home systems across the country.