Ubuntu Power is a socially driven mini grid developer focused on providing affordable zero-waste power, mobile connectivity and water to off grid communities in Sub Saharan Africa, starting with Kenya. Our mission is to kickstart a virtuous cycle of economic growth in underserved communities by providing them with two of the most pivotal and empowering services; clean and affordable productive-level power and greater access to information.

We believe that utilities, such as power, provided in isolation often do not have the financial returns required to connect off grid communities at the large scale required. Moreover, integrating complimentary utilities, such as telecoms and water, into the power provision unlocks additional social benefits and productive opportunities within communities, thus maximising the benefits of the power provision. That is why we have designed and deployed integrated, modular and scalable Smart Micro-Utilities.

Ultimately, we take a more holistic view...
Ubuntu Power is a socially driven mini grid developer focused on providing affordable zero-waste power, mobile connectivity and water to off grid communities in Sub Saharan Africa, starting with Kenya. Our mission is to kickstart a virtuous cycle of economic growth in underserved communities by providing them with two of the most pivotal and empowering services; clean and affordable productive-level power and greater access to information.

We believe that utilities, such as power, provided in isolation often do not have the financial returns required to connect off grid communities at the large scale required. Moreover, integrating complimentary utilities, such as telecoms and water, into the power provision unlocks additional social benefits and productive opportunities within communities, thus maximising the benefits of the power provision. That is why we have designed and deployed integrated, modular and scalable Smart Micro-Utilities.

Ultimately, we take a more holistic view to off grid electrification in order to create a commercially viable and self-sustainable electrification model. The revenues from the additional utilities allow us to cross subsidise the affordable power provision, whilst providing the pivotal infrastructure required to uplift the communities’ educational and productive capabilities, thus enabling them to drive their own development.

Ubuntu Power received support from Unilever, DFID and Innovate UK and is operational in Kenya, having deployed a PV-biogas hybrid mini grid, together with community Wi-Fi for over 800 people. Our integrated, multi-utility approach has led us to enhance our mini grids’ social impact by building additional complimentary village infrastructures, such as Internet Cafés and centralised agricultural processing centres.

We have 10 staff located across both our London and Nairobi offices, with the greater proportion of our team based in Kenya, in both our head office and in the field.
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Employees

Laima Cekule
Admin
Laima Cekule Project Manager Project Coordinator
Moses Maina
Admin
Moses Maina