We help people access electricity.

Our founders, Samson and Simon, spent time as engineering students working on development projects in India and Africa, seeing first-hand how few interventions made a lasting difference to people’s lives. Wells, solar panels and stoves are important but when communities do not understand the underlying technologies, projects are not sustainable.

Samson and Simon realised that people need tools and knowledge rather than ready-made solutions. So in 2017 they founded The Local Electricity Project. Based in London and backed by Bethnal Green Ventures, we’re on a mission to make electricity creation possible for everyone.

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Samson Sahmland-Bowling

Samson holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering and has spent the last 4 years delivering engineering development projects. Samson has experience collaborating with young people across the world on a range of issues and has been leading the development of the core ideas of The Local Electricity Project.

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Simon Powell

Simon holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. Shortly after completing his degree he migrated to Brisbane, where he currently works in infrastructure asset management. He has a strong passion for renewables and off-grid living and has been leading the development of instructions for our low-cost electricity generators.

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