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Nico Peterschmidt
Co-founder and Managing Director of INENSUS

Mr. Peterschmidt is co-founder and Managing Director of INENSUS, which is a one-stop-shop for private sector driven mini-grids, related business models and an engineering company for hybridpower systems with high renewable penetration. He is a consultant to the Asian Development Bank on mini-grid related issues in Asia and Chair of the World Wind Energy Association’s Small Wind Section. He co-developed the award winning MicroPowerEconomy business and risk management model for solar/wind based mini-grid electrification. INENSUS’s JV in Senegal is the first privately run micro utility passing the full ERIIL licensing procedure. More and more micro utilities in Africa and Asia are implementing components of the MicroPowerEconomy into their risk management strategy on their way to profitability. Mr. Peterschmidt is a Graduate Engineer of Power Systems Engineering at Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) with more than 10 years of experience in the African and Asian mini-grid sector.

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia