Virunga Power is focused on developing profitable and sustainable power generation and distribution systems on a community scale in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. We engage local and regional stakeholders to tailor renewable power solutions to match local needs and[...] Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019
Virunga Power is focused on developing profitable and sustainable power generation and distribution systems on a community scale in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. We engage local and regional stakeholders to tailor renewable power solutions to match local needs and[...] Date Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Virunga Power is a renewable energy company focused on creating a new model for the generation and distribution of power in rural sub-Saharan Africa. We develop, own, and operate grid-connected and isolated grid projects across East Africa. The company's primary focus i[...] Date Posted: 18 Oct 2018
Virunga Power is focused on developing profitable and sustainable power generation and distribution systems on a community scale in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. We engage local and regional stakeholders to tailor renewable power solutions to match local needs and[...] Date Posted: 21 May 2018
Virunga Power is a renewable energy company creating a new model for generation and distribution of power in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to develop, own, and operate a portfolio of grid-connected and isolated grid projects, beginning in East Africa. The compan[...] Date Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Display your company or industry jobs on your website or blog
About Virunga Power
Virunga Power was formed in 2011 as a developer, investor, and operator of renewable power projects and rural distribution grids. Our focus is on megawatt-scale rural utility projects across several countries in East Africa and beyond with a goal of bringing high-quality, low cost power to rural communities that currently lack reliable access to modern energy.
The "Virunga" name is inspired by the Virunga Mountains, a volcanic, mountainous region that stretches across the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The trans-border Virunga region is famous for its wildlife and national parks, but outside of the protected reserves it is also one of the most densely populated rural areas of the continent. Despite abundant renewable resources for power generation, electrification remains very low, leaving the local communities reliant on traditional biomass and kerosene for energy and causing additional stress on the environment. This region exemplifies the regional and continent-wide opportunity to enable sustainable economic development for the local communities by bringing clean, low-cost power through rural utility projects.
As we conceive it, a rural utility is a collection of distributed energy generation and smart-grid distribution assets that is financed independently from a national or urban grid and often physically and operationally independent as well. It serves rural customers with high-quality, low-cost power that can be used to unlock value in the agricultural value chain and stimulate local economic development. The Virunga Power rural utility model is based on the premise that rural power consumers are credit worthy and electric utility projects that sell power to rural communities can attract investment from traditional private-sector infrastructure investors, like pension funds and project finance banks.
Our team is made up of experienced development, operations and construction engineers, finance and legal professionals, and rural community development experts. We are supported by an extensive network of advisors and partners that work together with us to implement our scalable and sustainable model for rural electrification on the African continent.
Our mission is to build the leading rural utility company in sub-Saharan Africa and to continuously strive to bring the full benefits of electrification to new rural communities and consumers in a sustainable manner.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL
We are building permanent infrastructure that is essential to meaningful and productive rural economic development and can help create food security and fuel broader economic prosperity locally and regionally. In doing so, we strive to minimize localized ecological impact and maximize positive social and environmental outcome. Our projects are also designed to take untapped local renewable resources and turn them into a locally-owned and managed economic resources, providing significant social benefit.
In addition, it is our goal to ensure full compliance with a variety of domestic and international frameworks designed to protect the environment and the interests of affected local communities.
Enter your email to be the first to know about all jobs in Kenya
Enter one word that best describes the job you are looking for
Latest Job Vacancies in Kenya
MyJobMag.co.ke is a fast growing job website in Kenya.
We assist job seekers by providing latest and verified job adverts and career information from employers and recruiters in all Kenyan provinces. We ensure candidates get to apply for insider job vacancies that go unadvertised both online and in newspapers. Our job services are FREE ie. we do not expect jobseekers to pay for our career services. Subscribe to MyJobMag.co.ke via the following channels: email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+