Energising the last mile is a multi-billion dollar opportunity. 

Services

Okra provides end-to-end services tailored to the needs of energy companies and utility providers.

IoT Smart Grids

Setup plug-&-play smart grids using our innovative hardware, software and mobile money technology.

Network Planning

Identify off-grid communities, analyse project pipelines, and generate BOMs automatically using our network planning software.

Project Development

Enter new markets confidently by leveraging our relationships with regulators, proven business structures and project financing options.

1795

Lives Empowered

3

Countries

15

Villages energized

The Okra Pod

Putting every ray of sunlight to good use.

The Pod is the brainy building block of every Okra smart grid. It allows households to interconnect so that they can share energy to where it’s needed when it’s needed. This ensures each and every family has uninterrupted power for their essential needs – lighting, fans, mobile phone charging and TVs.

Power distribution is automatically balanced which means families can also use freezers, cooking equipment, washing machines and water pumps, without fear of blackout.

Okra Harvest

Enabling remote operation of data-driven smart grids.

Remote Monitoring

See what’s going on in granular detail: energy consumption, battery SoC, panel generation and more.

Alerts & Insights

Action maintenance tasks efficiently based on real-time alerts and insights delivered via machine learning.

Manage Portfolio
Monitor network uptime, energy utilisation and track payments to ensure your networks are all operating effectively and profitably
CRM
Manage relationships with end-users efficiently by easily upgrading from one package to another, finance appliances, change billing, and even send automated SMS via the platform.
Automated Maintenance
Using the wide range of sensors in our pods, actions are automatically generated based on data, decreasing the response time, and eliminating the need for humans to manually triage.
Access live data
If you want to dig in to debug, our system updates every 15 seconds, giving you close to real-time information on every single house in your network. You can see if an individual is tampering a device, how individual panels are performing, when users are most active, whether the house is sharing or receiving power. All at your finger-tips

Network Planning

Billions of dollars stand to be saved while achieving rapid electrification of the last mile.

Extending the grid to the last mile becomes exponentially more expensive as last mile communities are in some of the hardest to reach areas. Explore some of Okra’s target locations where microgrids make for profitable high impact solutions and let us know where you’d like to start building. 

Nigeria

Cambodia

Philippines

Haiti

Nigeria

Description

#HH

Capex

PV kWp

Storage kWh

AVG Load kWh

Okra

217

$102,336.03

26.12

142.56

0.4

AC Grid

217

$165,020.16

28.64

156.24

0.4

Get a rough estimate for your Mesh Grid

Our Customers

We’ve deployed Okra projects in 2 countries now – it’s the most flexible solution we’ve found to setting up microgrids.

Alex Bourme | Energy Program Manger

Automation and digitisation of energy assets through Okra is key to mobilising the large scale capital required to catalyse the sector.

Mason Wallick | Managing Director

See what our customers are saying

Awards

IEEE Empower 1 Billion Lives

Best Emerging Utility Solution

PFAN

Winner of Business Plan Competition

IoT Hub

Best IoT Startup

Booking Booster

Global Winner

TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield

Winner

Chivas Venture

Global Winner

Contact

If you’d like to use Okra in an upcoming project, let us know!

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Latest Updates

3 days ago

Okra Solar

Embedding Grafana - an open-source time-series data visualization tool - into the Okra Harvest platform was not as simple as dropping an <iframe> and getting on with the day unless you want to disable authentication completely in your Grafana instance. Recently we found a nifty workaround by only allowing access to Grafana to users who logged in via Auth0.

Now our customers can monitor Okra smart grids in a secure manner. See how we did it in our new blog - Jeremy Nagel documented it all 🙂

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4 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas everybody! ✨
Our dev team really got in the spirit of the silly season and turned all of the houses 🏠 in the Harvest platform into Christmas trees 🎄...it made for a few interesting product demos, but with engineering spirits high you can expect many exciting new features in 2021!
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4 weeks ago

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Yesterday we joined Ministry of Mines and Energy Cambodia, UNDP Cambodia and Pteah Baitong, to officially inaugurate a new Steung Chrov micro-grid in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia. ⚡️🇰🇭

Only 236 more villages to go until Cambodia's last-mile is 100% electrified! 🙂
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1 month ago

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Today we are celebrating 100 installations completed in 100 households in Steung Chrov! 💪🤩

And we couldn't have made it half as fast if it wasn't for the resilience and incredible work of our partners Pteah Baitong! More than sweat and strength, the team put their heart into reaching this milestone and making reliable power a reality for these 100 families of the Steung Chrov community.⚡

Ofcourse none of this would have been possible without the support of @អាជ្ញាធរអគ្គិសនីកម្ពុជា, Ministry of Mines and Energy Cambodia and UNDP Cambodia.

To many more outstanding partners and (em)powered households!

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