How PayGo Energy uses industrial IoT to bring clean cooking fuel to the masses.

An interview with Nick Quintong, co-founder and CEO of PayGo Energy.


Nick Quintong is the cofounder and CEO of PayGo Energy (www.paygoenergy.co), a technology company based at Gearbox Kenya in Nairobi (www.gearbox.co.ke). Nick and his team have developed a smart meter allowing pay-as-you-go distribution of liquid propane cooking gas in East Africa.

In this interview, he tells us exactly how that works, how the industrial Internet of Things can drive efficiencies in global supply chains that make previously unaffordable goods accessible to low-income consumers, and how the team started out manually weighing cylinders in their first customers’ homes to test the market before building any custom hardware.

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