Energy kiosks are centres for electricity production andenergy services.They are generally located in rural or peri-urban zones, andare based on a “pre-electrification” model, offering centralized energy production in close proximity to local communities. The model doesn’t allow direct domestic connection by means of a cable and installation of a meter; it is generally a requirement that consumers travel to the kiosk to access the services.

The concept is innovative not for its technological aspects, but rather for its model of distributing electricity and energy services, with the goal of reaching the majority of the local population, particularly the most vulnerable.