Delivering clean, reliable energy across Africa
Lekela is a renewable power generation company which delivers utility-scale projects across Africa. We focus on wind and solar projects, taking these from mid or late-stage development into long-term operation.
Our goal is the delivery of sustainable, reliable and competitively-priced power to governments, utilities and large-scale industrial projects. Today this has become critical for many countries in Africa. While there is plenty of appetite to increase power generation there are often significant hurdles to doing so. Delivering a project successfully requires specialist knowhow on project financing, grid dynamics, wind and solar supply, environmental responsibility, risk mitigation and community relations.
Lekela was founded in 2015 to address these challenges. To do so, we draw on decades of energy experience held by our management team, and the heritage of our founder shareholders, Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power.
Today, our portfolio includes over 1,300 MW of projects in South Africa, Senegal, Egypt and Ghana. Our first wind farm, at Noupoort in South Africa, started providing energy to the grid less than 16 months after construction began. Two further projects in South Africa are also in operations, while construction will shortly start on Taiba N’Diaye: the first ever utility-scale wind farm in Senegal. Our projects in Ghana and Egypt continue to advance towards construction as well.
Our work is not only about providing electricity though. Central to our strategy is a focus on creating long-term value for the communities where we operate.
At every site where we operate, we aim to make a positive impact that lasts for generations. The provision of renewable power and associated employment opportunities form part of this, but we also focus on promoting education, enterprise and environmental initiatives. This work is integrated to each power project and driven by a dedicated Lekela employee.
Ultimately, our vision is to be the go-to platform for clean power delivery in African countries.