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An African Rural Electric Utility


Investing in sustainable infrastructure in rural African communities.

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An African Rural Electric Utility


Investing in sustainable infrastructure in rural African communities.

DELIVERING GRID-Quality POWER TO RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS AFRICA.

Virunga Power develops, invests in, and operates distributed renewable power generation projects that bring reliable and low-cost power to rural communities in Africa. Our rural utility projects currently in development include small hydro, biomass, and solar PV generation between 1 MW and 10 MW installed capacity. We jointly develop projects with our local partners and communities to bring electrification and sustainable economic growth to rural communities currently not effectively served by national utilities.

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Access to Energy


Connection to grid-quality electricity means the power to access economic opportunity.

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Access to Energy


Connection to grid-quality electricity means the power to access economic opportunity.

Energy That Can BE USED to Access the 21st Century Economy.

Our projects are designed to bring reliable, unlimited, uninterrupted, and low-cost electricity to first-time power consumers living in rural areas. Beyond lighting and domestic applications, our newly connected communities will be able to generate new income by using electricity as an economical input to pumping, processing, cooling/heating, cottage industry, and any other industrialized use desired. Together with our local financing and community development partners, we will create an ecosystem of micro-loans and capacity building to help our customers purchase machinery that can be used to dramatically improve farming yields and increase incomes across the community. Power consumption without limits leads to rural economic growth without limits.

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Local Solutions


Localized renewable generation, localized smart-grid distribution, local community partnerships. Global investment profile.

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Local Solutions


Localized renewable generation, localized smart-grid distribution, local community partnerships. Global investment profile.

Local partners.

Each of our projects incorporates the local community and its leaders into the development, ownership, and operations. We also work closely with community project leaders.

Local renewable sources.

We use the renewable resources available in a community to generate power and distribute it back to the community members. Our preferred sources of energy are small hydro, biomass, and solar PV.

Local distribution.

Our distribution networks bring the generated power to the doorstep of the community members. A low voltage smart-grid network with pre-paid metering will deliver safe, clean energy to the rural households and businesses for domestic, farm, and commercial use.

Global investment PRofile.

Our projects reflect rigorous development processes, engineering and design, and environmental studies to ensure that investments are bankable and familiar to global infrastructure investors. The projects we currently have under development all have the ability to sell up to 100% of their power back into national grids under long-term off-take agreements in hard currencies. But as we expand to new markets with undeveloped national grids, we will demonstrate that the first-time power consumer with access to finance can be even more attractive than long-term government-backed contracts. 

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Who we are


Meet the people and organizations that make up the Virunga Power team.

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Who we are


Meet the people and organizations that make up the Virunga Power team.

Professional Staff

Finance and Operations

 

Engineering and Development

 

Administrative Support

 
 

Partners

We partner with a variety of organizations that are working towards a common goal.