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An award winning specialist energy advisory firm
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We aim to create a positive and lasting impact for the communities we serve.
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Founded in 2017, Leadwood Energy is an award winning specialist energy advisory company focusing on renewable energy and the oil and gas sectors in Africa. From our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, we deliver practical solutions and are uniquely positioned to facilitate a clear path to success for Africa’s growing energy sector. Our work focuses on promoting access to energy and advising our Clients and Communities on how to develop sustainable infrastructure that will improve livelihoods and respond adequately to emerging environmental risks including climate change adaptation.



Transactional advisory to state department of petroleum, Kenya.

Since 2017 we have worked as Financial Transaction Advisors to the State Department of Petroleum in Kenya, as part of a Consortium with Fichtner Management Consulting and Taylor de Jongh. Responsibilities include supporting Kenya’s Government on all contractual negotiations with the Kenya Joint Ventures (Tullow Oil, Africa Oil and Total). This extends to evaluating the financing terms of the 800km pipeline from Lokichar to Lamu. Our involvement also supported the signing of the Heads of Terms (HOTs) and the first Kenya Crude Oil Sale in 2019.

Financial advisory to power developer Anergi.

Since 2019 we have acted as Financial Transaction Advisors to London-based power developer Anergi. Our work includes advising on the gas conversion of their 90MW Heavy Fuel Rabai Power Plant in Kilifi, Kenya. Anergi is a holding company owning equity interests in seven generation assets with a total of 1,786MW (gross) and is a joint venture between Africa Finance Corporation & Harith General Partners. Leadwood is assessing the commercial viability of the gas conversion and supporting the Investment Committee in this decision. Our team is also advising the private sector on options for importing natural gas.

Clients & Associates


Alongside our parent company Elcy Investments, we work with community organizations across Africa focused on furthering education, advancing the economic potential of women, promoting entrepreneurship, and alleviate poverty and its causes.


@TotalEnergies partnered with Ampersand, a #Rwandan -based company, to launch an #electric motorcycle #battery swapping and charging stations in #Kenya.

Boda boda riders in Nairobi will be able to swap in TotalEnergies service stations.

Insightful perspective on stranded assets by @GregorSemieniuk but could this also be an opportunity to decarbonise these assets?

"Tackling #climatechange requires closing many oil and gas fields which @NatureClimate estimates at $1.4 trillion".

The Norwegian government is making a new fund available to developing countries to finance adaptation, resilience and mitigation of #climatechange through #renewableenergy .

The funding mechanism will be managed by NORFUND. https://t.co/nYiWgcPgi3
All Nigerian airlines say they will stop flying their domestic routes indefinitely from Monday after spike in jet-fuel prices — emerging markets are getting priced out as refined oil product prices skyrocket | #OOTT #nigeria https://t.co/x5HpH1SIWX
Breaking News: Stanford University will receive a record $1.1 billion gift from the venture capitalist John Doerr to fund a school focused on climate change and sustainability. https://t.co/HIzxTTHXbs
@TotalEnergies⁩ expands in US #renewableenergy by acquiring ⁦ @CoreSolarLLC⁩, with more than 4 GW of utility scale #solar & energy storage projects.

**Oil companies are not an enemy to #decarbonization. They have a role to move us to #netzero https://t.co/9OldQbXXwX
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Our team has significant financial and technical expertise that combines to form an acute understanding of risk and relationship management. In association with legal associates, we provide a holistic solution that includes negotiating bankable agreements with safeguards.