Low-cost metering solutions for rural micro-grids and urban central grid utilities.

Product description Brand name and product description

SparkMeter offers comprehensive low-cost metering solutions for everything from rural micro-grids to existing urban central grid utilities. For remote monitoring and managing the meters, the system includes basic wireless internet connection at the sites.

Sparkmeter is a company based in USA (Washington D.C.) and Nairobi (Kenya). It also develops its activity in Tanzania, Haiti , India, and other locations around the world.


Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

22 countries in North America, Africa and Asia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The solution is directly implemented by SparkMeter personnel. The team travels globally meeting with utilities and end users, installing and maintaining microgrids.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Depends on the location. For the case of the communities in Harkapur, Kaduwa and Chyasmitar (Nepal): The electricity tariff is flat rate per time period, and for households ranges from 4 to 6 USD per month and for businesses 10 to 80 USD per month. The design includes smart prepaid meters to manage an automated billing and payment collection system.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Central grid utility companies and microgrid developers in developing countries

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