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A unique service: Prepaid electricity for rural households in developing countries: Clean, reliable and affordable. First launch: Tanzania

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location 1078 Amsterdam, NH, The Netherlands
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Devergy is a social energy utility, which provides an affordable and reliable prepaid solar energy service to low- income people not connected to the power grid in developing countries, to start in Tanzania.
The prospective customers today spend between 3 and 25 USD per month in (mostly pollutive and unhealthy) kerosene, phone charging and dry-cell batteries. Devergy plans to provide the same services, with higher quality and lower prices.


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    Fabio De Pascale

    Fabio De Pascale spent large part of his career as Project Manager at the European Space Agency, understanding the challenges connected to the management of large, investment-intensive technology- based projects. There he learnt the ability to develop synergies in the interaction of an international government agency and the private sector, taking into account their financial and political implications. Fabio is the Chief Energising Officer (CEO)

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    Gianluca Cescon

    Gianluca Cescon has a background in Energy Engineering and worked as team leader in technical projects in the Netherlands, becoming very experienced in the on-the-field teams management. His experience in getting things done, together with the excellent organisational and social skills, make him the best candidate to conduct the operations of Devergy in Tanzania as Chief Operating Officer.

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    Daniel Ponz

    Daniel Ponz is a mechatronics engineer, who worked for years on the avionics systems of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for EADS in Spain. His experience in highly reliable electronics systems is critical to the success of the development of an energy management system which must be running autonomously for years, ensuring energy is provided to the customers at all times.. Daniel is the Chief Technical Officer of the company.

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    Elly Lont
    Energetic Ambassador

    In order to improve the handling of the business and financial side of the company, Elly Lont (Msc. Int. Business Administration) joined the team, bringing in her experience in fundraising for social impact and the knowledge of Africa she gained during her residence in Burkina Faso. Elly added to the team the value of a a fresh and different view on matters, which proved fundamental and very useful when verifying our business assumption


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    Unique Services - Dar es Salaam - Tanzania / Kuijpers and partners - Leiden - The Netherlands