Equatorial Power brings together a consolidated Team with a strong track record in renewable energy access.

The Team has pioneered off-grid electrification and productive use in the region and continues in this path, with substantial business model innovation focused around closing the agro-processing value gap across rural Africa.

Our business model integrates the delivery of productive energy with water purification, agro-processing services, business incubation and e-mobility; for a truly holistic approach centered around the customer and enabled by the latest technology.

 We are pioneering “mini-grids 2.0” and working to validate a productive mini-grid asset class. With in-house project development, construction and operational capacity, we aim to leverage our local and international strategic corporate partnerships to scale-up our holistic, distributed utility model and accelerate rural service delivery across many more countries.



Our vision is universal access to productive electricity and clean water.

Equatorial Power believes that this can be achieved in Africa over the next 10 years. Delivering the energy-water-agroprocessing nexus is the key to a commercially viable, scalable and consumer-facing business model that can accelerate delivery of productive energy in rural areas.

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Riccardo Ridolfi


A seasoned energy developer and energy access entrepreneur, with 5 years of specific experience as a developer and investor in mini grids in East Africa. Riccardo is a lawyer by training, qualified in 3 jurisdictions, with a background in structured finance and investment protection. Riccardo is also a Board Member of Umeme Ltd.

Dario Fallara


Dario has extensive experience in the off-grid sector working over a wide range of geographies and market sectors, managing operations in multiple countries. With a background in international relations, economic security and intelligence, Dario has expansive industry experience in geopolitics. Most recently working for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Africa, Pacific and Caribbean countries division.

Abishek Bharadwaj


Abishek is an Engineer with an M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked for Energy4Impact as Program Manager. He has provided transaction advisory support to over 125 mini grid developers across solar, hydro and biomass based technologies, worked with 8 mini grid developers across Kenya and Tanzania. Abishek implemented projects in 75 villages in Asia.

Francesca Oliva


Francesca has 15 years experience in working in cooperation projects in SSA countries. She has managed over time sustainable energy access and efficiency programs for which she has been holding the position of technical advisor in AVSI Foundation. Thanks to her experience in a business incubation center in Uganda, she has developed business coaching skills and has participated in delivering business development services to African business.

Daudi Bitangaro


‘LL.B holder from the University of Canterbury in the UK and an ‘LL.M in International Trade and Investment Law from the University of Maastricht School of Law. Key previous experience includes working as a Tax Advisory and Energy Legal assistant at Birungyi, Barata & Associates. Daudi is in charge of regulatory and institutional affairs at the Company.

Ross Masterman


Ross has a wealth of experience leading finance functions in several African countries (Kenya, DRC, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda), the Middle East, Caribbean and Asia. Companies served include Zain/Airtel, Mobitel, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone Uganda and most recently as CFO at UMEME (Ugandan Utility), the only profitable utility on the African continent. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute Management Accountants.



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