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.
February 29, 2019
Transmission project development is seen by many as the next nut to crack in improving security and quality of supply to consumers.
However, analysis shows that transmission continues to be the weakest link. Let’s examine global transmission business models to highlight potential solutions….
February 23, 2021
The pandemic has brought with it a massive rise in plastic waste. We look at how the demand for hygiene along with plummeting oil prices boosted our use of single use plastics.
March 3, 2021
Microinsurance bridging the health inequality gap
We speak to Marius Botha , Group CEO of aYo holdings, an African micro-insurance Fintech company, to find out how microinsurance is stepping in to make quality healthcare more accessible for low income families.
Also several African countries receive their first batches of the Covid-19 vaccines.