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    SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
    Sustainably unlocking the vast geothermal potential within Kenya’s
    Rift Valley while engaging with local Community
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    DEDICATED ENERGY
    Geothermal Energy is the way to meet Kenya’s energy demand
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    WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
    Blazing the trail in geothermal development by building diverse and talented
    teams to execute and deliver

Mission

Work with private and public companies, industries and investors to meet Kenya’s future growth through geothermal energy and power plant development

Vision

To be a world-class geothermal development company

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Sustainable Energy

Sustainably unlocking the vast geothermal potential within Kenya’s Rift Valley.


Dedicated to Energy

Geothermal Energy is the way to meet Kenya’s energy demand


We Do Things Differently

Blazing the trail in geothermal development by building diverse and talented teams to execute and deliver.

ABOUT US

Akiira One, is Akiira Geothermal Limited's (AGL) first geothermal exploration and power plant development project located just south of the Greater Olkaria Geothermal Complex (GOGA) in Naivasha, Kenya. A region that is well developed and with a proven geothermal field. The entire concession granted to the developer by the Ministry of Energy, straddles 480km2 area, however the project is focussed on an initial area covering 120km2, in a block known as Akiira.

Geothermal Energy In Kenya

The provision of reliable and affordable electric energy is indispensable to the social and economic development of any country. In Kenya, electricity is at the core of Vision 2030 – a development plan that seeks to steer this country towards being a mid-income economy in the next 20 years. For Vision 2030 to materialize, Kenya needs more than 10,000 MWe, of this, a minimum of 5,000 MWe is expected to come from the geothermal resources. Kenya's geothermal potential is in excess of 7,000 MWe, spread in more than 14 locations. This opens new investment opportunities from exploration for steam, supply of equipment to construction of power plants; the planned developments are enormous. .

DIRECTORS

Dr. Chris Kirubi Director
James Mworia Director
Lars Jensen Director
James Hostetler Director
David Kabiru Director

MANAGEMENT

Prior to joining Akiira, David worked for Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) - as the General Manager a position he held since 2013. He has over 17 years’ experience in finance, corporate management and project delivery.
He started off his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Kenya as a Manager and later moved to Bamburi Cement as a Finance Manager where he grew through the ranks to become Projects Director for East Africa and Country Manager Uganda.
David is Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree in Accounting from University of Nairobi. He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

Dr. Stephen Alumasa Onacha is Director in charge of Resource Development at the Akiira Geothermal Limited. He is an International Geothermal Exploration, Development and Management expert. He received his PhD from Duke University in North Carolina on a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) funded project on locating high production wells in geothermal systems in Kenya, USA and Iceland using micro earthquake and resistivity data. He also has an MSc degree from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a graduate of the United Nations University in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Onacha is a geothermal exploration, development and management professional with over 20 years international experience in public and private sectors. Onacha has worked in several countries on geothermal exploration projects including USA, Iceland, St Kitts and Nevis, New Zealand, Rwanda, Comoros and Kenya. Prior to embarking on PhD studies at Duke University, Onacha worked as the Chief Geophysicist and later as the leader in Geothermal Resources Development for Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) geothermal project in Kenya.

His responsibilities included implementing all strategic plans, programs and scientific activities including design and implementation of geophysical techniques for exploration, development and monitoring of geothermal fields. He also had the responsibility of identifying and locating geothermal exploration, production, and injection and make-up wells. Before joining IESE, Onacha was in charge of all the geothermal resources assessment and development activities in KenGen that culminated in locating high production exploration wells in a new geothermal field using the joint geophysical imaging technique (JGI). The JGI project was sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). He has been the principal investigator on several geothermal exploration projects in Iceland, Kenya, Comoros and USA.

Anthony is currently the Director of Corporate, Community and Communications Affairs at Akiira. Anthony is a Founder Member and Director of Marine Power Generation Company Limited (MPG). A private company set up to develop energy projects in Kenya and the greater region and currently licensed to develop a Geothermal Power plant in Kenya.
He spent Eight years studying the Energy sector. He has genuine passion and interest in Energy and its Development in the region & a commitment to Kenya and its development. He is an active member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Energy Sector Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Communications from Daystar University.

Hezy Ram is an industry icon in the geothermal field, pioneering geothermal projects around the world. With extensive project development experience in the renewable energy, including site acquisition, transmission, project operations, power purchase agreements, transmission, project operations and maintenance, financing and tax monetization, Hezy founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Ram Power Corp. He established RPI in January of 2008 to be a leader in the geothermal and solar thermal industry, and has now turned his considerable talents towards tapping Earth’s resources.
Hezy was with Ormat Technologies, Inc for twenty eight years serving as Executive Vice President of Business Development, and was responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions and green-field development of geothermal and other technology projects.
A recognized leader in the industry, Hezy Ram is considered a global player in the development, manufacturing and financing of energy projects. Hezy’s experience prior to joining Ram Energy, Inc. (REI) includes decades in senior management positions in the energy arena, with a proven record of success moving development projects into high value production assets. As an active spokesman for the renewable energy sector, Hezy is often sought after to speak on the finance and development of geothermal projects. His education includes an MBA, and BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering

Anthony is the Chief Finance Officer of Akiira Geothermal Ltd incorporated in Mauritius with a Branch in Kenya since May 2015.
He has over 18 years work experience including 10 years in senior management and prior to joining Akiira he served as Finance Director at Global secure solutions provider G4S Kenya Ltd.
He is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting as well as a Masters Degree in Finance. He is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

Rebecca has experience in managing projects in a global capacity. She has worked in Minneapolis USA, for companies such as Thompson Reuter in the Markets Department, in an IT capacity successfully completing a data migration project across three continents and various process improvement initiatives.
Rebecca also has eight years of experience working in the legal technology industry working on projects in the development and enhancement of the data reporting systems. She has had key roles in information gathering, planning, system requirements and implementation process of developing client facing reporting.
She has experience working with boards and various communities such as the Maasai, Native Americans (in the USA), and Oromo among others in capacity building, development projects, mentoring, policy development and various community support and relationship building initiatives. She holds a Management Information Systems Degree from Metropolitan State University and an MBA from the University of Saint Thomas USA.

David is currently the Technical Manager at Akiira a position he has held for over 4 years. Previously he worked at Toyota Kenya for a short stint, and later joined General Motors where he worked for 9 years. In January 2006 David helped cofound Lixnet Technologies a software development company.
David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Our Project

Akiira One Project

When completed, Akiira One will be the first private sector greenfield geothermal development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project will be developing 140 MWe in two phases of 70 MWe each. The analysis conducted by an independent consultant, Geothermex shows a Monte Carlo output model with a probability of 90% at 205 MWe. The 140 MWe potential is therefore, reasonable.

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