Working together to deliver renewable energy across Africa
Lekela is an independent renewables business which delivers clean, cost-effective energy to the African market exclusively from wind and solar sources. We believe renewable energy is a natural fit for Africa, with its extensive untapped resource and its energy needs.
Our vision is to be a long-term majority owner and operator of clean energy power generation facilities across Africa that powers the continent’s continued economic growth. Since Lekela was founded in February 2015, we have begun development and construction of operations that will generate more than 1,300 megawatts in Egypt, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa. We are continually seeking further renewable energy opportunities across Africa.
Through our shareholders and our management team, we have a strong heritage and decades of experience in renewable energy and in Africa. Lekela is owned 60% by Actis, the leading growth markets energy investor (US$13bn funds raised across three asset classes since inception) and 40% by a consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power (over 9,000 megawatts in development, construction and operations across five continents) which includes investors such as the IFC and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
We work together with all key stakeholders including customers, governments, utilities, finance providers and energy-intensive users.
We look to provide a positive long lasting legacy in the local communities where our operations are located. For more about our work in this area, visit our community investment page.