When one thinks of innovation in the power utilities space, it usually involves replacing one mode of generation with another. Cynthia Wandia, managing director of Düsseldorf, Germany-based Astra Innovations, found a different approach — relocate the physical assets. Astra is a worldwide enabler of transactions dealing with the relocation of power plants, bridging all the gaps between a potential buyer and the seller to guarantee the success of the relocation. “There was an abundance of assets not useful anymore in Europe and a great demand for power in Africa,” says Wandia in this interview with Knowledge@Wharton. That was the inspiration for the venture.