Opendata, web and dolomites


EmPowering electricity access in off-grid areas with a portable battery pack with Internet of Things connectivity

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 EmPower project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the EmPower project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "EmPower" about.

africa    local    scalability    launch    supply    reusable    complemented    globally    initial    healthier    living    pp    solution    connectivity    despite    business    collection    pay    solar    updates    lacking    smartphones    proving    pack    models    innovative    public    monitoring    billion    4p    pv    sustainable    electronics    peoples    things    secure    lithium    grid    life    gradually    kenya    meet    markets    communication    assist    opportunity    faster    un    quality    payment    position    introduction    external    community    give    place    possess    internet    communities    households    tested    global    mobile    model    market    remote    individuals    goals    installations    accelerate    portable    hence    ion    electrical    software    demand    tanzania    education    rural    householders    owned    benefits    placed    data    affordability    gsm    combination    maturation    connection    off    competitive    power    proprietary    flexibility    small    electricity    charged    cloud    energy    battery   

Project "EmPower" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: LYSHOLT ALLE 6
city: VEJLE
postcode: 7100
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-09-01   to  2020-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    PP POWER APS DK (VEJLE) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Globally, about 1.2 billion households have no access to electrical energy. Despite the lacking access to electricity, many households placed in rural off-grid areas, in e.g. Africa, possess mobile technology, e.g. smartphones, and thus have access to the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM). PP-Power has developed an innovative and portable battery pack with Internet of Things connectivity targeting these many householders living without public electricity supply, but with access to GSM communication - Peoples Portable Power Pack (4P). Our solution is based on a state-of-the-art reusable lithium ion battery embedded with our proprietary electronics and cloud-based software to enable a Pay-As-You-Go payment model, as well as secure and remote battery monitoring and control, usage data collection, and software updates. The battery pack is charged from community owned solar PV installations, offering a unique combination of quality, affordability and scalability to meet the end-user’s gradually increasing electricity demand. These benefits are complemented by a unique flexibility in terms of business models and open connection of external equipment. Hence, our solution has the potential to give individuals in rural and small communities the opportunity of growth and education, as well as a healthier and more sustainable way of life than they have today. We have already tested our solution with local end-users proving the high value of our business concept. With the current project, we aim to accelerate the maturation of our solution for broader and faster introduction in the off-grid electricity market with an initial focus on Kenya and Tanzania as our launch markets. The project will contribute to place PP-Power in a competitive position within the market and assist Europe in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "EMPOWER" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "EMPOWER" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.;H2020-EU.2.3.;H2020-EU.2.1.)

Dyme (2019)

Dyme gives its users complete control over their financial situation. The Dyme application provides insight into users’ spending and subscriptions, and lets users cancel, negotiate, or switch any cont

Read More  

C-Air (2018)

An innovative, reliable, lifesaving industrial air purification system that contains, cleans, and purifies air contaminated by toxic gases.

Read More  

QTB4AMR (2019)

Utilizing an innovative chemical platform to defeat antimicrobial resistance

Read More