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Tri Mumpuni & Mika Turpeinen

Bringing Energy to the Poor – How to set up inclusive energy systems in developing countries

Tri Mumpuni is a social entrepreneur in Indonesia. With her organization, People Centered Economic & Business Institute (IBEKA), she enables electric power supply through micro hydropower for rural areas. Her concept allows the communities to have equity in funding the system
and to receive income from the generated revenue. The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) adopted the concept as a Public Private Partnership model in the Asia Pacific region.
Tri Mumpuni was elected as a Ashoka Fellow in 2006 and listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in Asia in 2007.

Mika Turpeinen As a business developer for the technology corporation Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), Mika Turpeinen coordinated the development of the Distributed Energy concept for emerging markets. He was also responsible for the development and market launch of a new type of hydropower plant designed for the Base-of-Pyramid markets in cooperation with the Finnish development agency Finnfund. Mika Turpeinen now works as a consultant in Ethiopia engaged in various projects: smart grid models, renewable energy, low-cost-low-energy houses, ICT and business incubator services.

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