The Story of Power Pay

How we got started and where we come from

 
Andrew and Josoah

Andrew and Josoah

Meeting of the Minds

The idea behind Power Pay came from a long friendship between Andrew March and Josoah Monja. They met in Madagascar in 2007. Ever since, they have engaged in long discussions about Madagascar’s current situation and what it could look like in the future. Josoah’s passion and understanding combined with Andrew’s background as an engineer have worked together to develop a product uniquely suited to address Madagascar’s growing electricity challenges.


Power Pay is Founded

A house lit up by Power Pay’s proof of concept solution

A house lit up by Power Pay’s proof of concept solution

After years of discussion, Power Pay was founded in late 2015 between Andrew’s apartment in Berlin, Germany and Josoah’s house in Ambovombe, Madagascar. A Proof Of Concept was developed to gauge the utility and public acceptance of this kind of revolutionary system. Working with local partners including the University of Ambovombe, the JIRAMA, the Rural Electrification Agency (ADER), the Ministry of Energy, the Tinone association and 20 local homes, a fully formed blueprint for the POWERintel product and implementation was formed.


The Power Pay team in Ambovombe

The Power Pay team in Ambovombe

Enduring Partnerships

To this day, Andrew and Josoah speak almost daily about Power Pay’s next steps in Madagascar and can be accomplished through its energy management system. Seeking new partnerships as well as continually engaging ones forged over the years reveals an organization dedicated to Madagascar’s advancement and well-being like no other.