the climate impact

Distributed energy projects in emerging markets have up to 6 times the climate impact when compared to equivalent projects in the US and EU.

See ifc.org

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Before solar power came in, we were always overwhelmed when we had emergencies that needed oxygen because power from the generator was not enough to run the equipment

Winnie Ongom
Clinical Officer MTI, Nyumanzi Health Center,
Powertrust Network project Uganda

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Transparency and accountability

Barriers and boundaries are preventing corporations from investing in the renewable energy projects with most impact. Powertrust’s model removes these barriers by aggregating small projects in an accountable and transparent way.

Our projects are certified to the I-REC standards

Our projects are also certified using a new digitally enabled mechanism, the D-REC – guaranteed by blockchain technology.

Customer experience

Buyers can follow the performance and KPIs of their projects through our unique dashboard.​ ​

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  • Is D-REC a new environmental standard certification?+

    D-REC itself is not a new environmental certification standard. Instead, D-RECs will be issued under existing internationally recognized standards, the first of which is the I-REC Standard. When issued under the I-REC Standard, the Powertrust Platform will facilitate the creation of I-RECs from the distributed renewable energy devices.

  • Is there a minimum size of energy demand to work with you?+

    There is no minimum energy demand requirement to work with us.

  • How can D-RECs be used against corporate social responsibility and climate targets?+

    By buying D-RECs, consumers can claim the environmental attributes of distributed renewable power generation in a way recognised by all major sustainability reporting initiatives. The certificates can then be used to offset Scope 2 emissions, the indirect emissions associated with the purchase of energy. Alternatively, D-RECs can be used as a way of accounting and validating offsetting Scope 3 emissions, the emissions from within your supply chain. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

  • How can D-RECs be used to target specific sustainable development goals?+

    Distributed renewable energy technology, such as solar home systems and mini-grids, are highly deployable in comparison to utility-scale projects. As such, they can be found in many settings including in rural communities, healthcare facilities, education facilities, supporting SMEs and more.

    Each D-REC is unique in the positive impact it represents. When sourcing D-RECs, these positive impacts can be targeted to ensure your renewable energy procurement is having the specific impacts you are looking for in line with existing CSR/sustainability strategies.

  • Which countries do you source distributed renewable energy in?+

    Powertrust sources distributed renewable energy from almost any country within emerging economies, where the disparity in access to energy is the greatest. Please get in touch to find out more.