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Handover Document and Business Plan - December Energy Assessment

Nic Makram
Nic Makram | Dec 23, 2017 | in Knowledge Base


The December Energy Assessment team was faced with the challenging task of providing the people of Timor-Leste with a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable power supply. The July team found that solar power was the best approach, thus it was decided to pursue this further. Additional empathising led to several very interested clients, proving solar power had potential in Dili. Contact was made with Hugh Collett from IMEX Tropical, who had identical goals but was already over six months ahead of the project in terms of groundwork. He had a supplier and installer organised and had already spoken to many businesses around Dili. As Collett supported the idea, after a group discussion it was decided a partnership with him was the most effective way to progress the project.


The partnership involves working alongside Collett to link up the supplier, Sundaya, with local businesses in Timor-Leste. Collett operates on commission from Sundaya, so Project Everest would initially receive a percentage of this commission. Sundaya is a social enterprise producing solar panels in Indonesia, and Collett has been operating as the sole distributor of their small scale solar products in Timor-Leste. However Sundaya also has the capabilities to expand into the large scale solar market as well, so Collett, with the help of Project Everest, is facilitating this expansion. It is hoped this venture will allow the energy project itself to expand further, facilitating more innovative ideas that utilise the knowledge and revenue gained through the partnership. The aim is to then branch into other areas that are identified by future teams as opportunities for Project Everest to pursue.

edited on 23rd December 2017, 23:12 by Nic Makram

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