Who We Are | What We Do
According to the World Bank, Africa has the lowest generation of and access to electricity in the world. The 48 Sub-Saharan African countries (with ~1.12 billion people) generate as much power as Spain (47 million people).
Burundi, where we are developing our first project and one of Africa’s least developed countries, has a national electrification rate of 5% (2% in rural areas and 28% in urban areas). Its current installed generation capacity – 50 Megawatts (MW) is about 0.4% of the installed capacity of the State of Massachusetts (13150MW) in the United States.
Demand is expected to top 100MW by 2020. Similar and even more growth in demand is expected in various countries across Africa. Urbanization, population growth and economic growth are expected to increase demand for electricity to even higher levels.
We will leverage our understanding of the local context and connections to provide distributed, quick to deploy energy solutions to clients across Africa.
Santrad Power aims to be the premier distributed energy solutions provider in Africa. We will mobilize resources from around the world to invest in state-of-the-art energy infrastructure across the continent.
We will focus on renewable energies (solar, hydropower, wind etc.) to lay the foundations for a green and sustainable human and economic development in Africa.