Fausto Marcigot, Mark O’Keefe & Nick Quintong testing an early iteration of the Cylinder Smart Meter, 2016
Cylinders and scales. To begin, the PayGo team put a cylinder of gas and a cookstove in 10 households. We visited each household daily, weighed the cylinder by hand, and charged the customer for the gas consumed over the previous 24 hours.
CSM iteration #1 (of many). Our first CSM prototype was integrated into an LPG stove, and used the time-of-flight principle to measure gas flow.
Innovation of the Year. PayGo wins Innovation of the Year at the World LPG Association Global Technology Conference. The award is peer voted by stakeholders across industry and academia.
Commercial roll out. Installations of PayGo’s current (V.3) CSM begin in Mukuru kwa Reuben.
Nick Quintong presents at the 2018 WLPGA Global Technology Conference in Houston
Certified! The PayGo CSM becomes the first (and only) LPG smart meter to be ATEX Zone II certified; the highest safety standard in this space. The CSM is also deemed fully compliant with the LPG Smart Metering Standard developed by the Kenyan Bureau of Standards.
Asia bound. PayGo partners with Japanese energy conglomerate Saisan, with plans to pilot through Saisan’s downstream operations in several of Asia’s largest markets.
Nick Quintong and Tomohiko Kawamoto (Saisan Executive VP and COO) at Saisan HQ in Saitama, Japan