Upepo Energy is focused on delivering utility scale renewable energy projects to the developing nations of Sub-Saharan Africa where less than half of the population has access to electricity.
In addition to providing much needed electricity, Upepo’s energy projects bring local jobs, technology transfer, investment capital, improved roads and added community services through employment, local taxes and project backed Community Trust Funds.
The Upepo Team brings decades of utility and independent power development, construction and operations experience to bear to stimulate economic development and improve communities.
Experienced Team. Comprised of seasoned energy project developers from the US, Tanzania and Zambia, the Upepo Team has brought over 20 new projects on line representing over $3 billion in new investment.
Committed to Renewable Energy. The Upepo Team has developed and put in service over 1,500MW of renewable energy projects. Upepo Energy means utility scale renewable energy done right.
Community Focused. The host community is at the heart of every Upepo project. Our focus on local community needs and environmental conditions results in strong community support for each of our projects.
Utility scale renewable energy projects done in concert with African communities. Click below for information about three of our projects.
Upepo is the most experienced renewable energy development team operating in East and Southern Africa today.
Our industry-leading team is based in Tanzania, Zambia and the U.S., with a breadth of renewable energy industry and Sub-Saharan African Experience. We believe that the path to sustainable energy begins with healthy communities. A crucial part of our approach to development is working with community leaders to build lasting partnerships focused on fostering thriving local communities through education.
“As Government, we would therefore like to sincerely thank Upepo Energy for coming to Zambia and making this effort to invest in the power sector. We would also like to express our gratitude for your decision to invest in the Copperbelt Province and we shall support the project to ensure its successful implementation.”
“Repairing this reservoir is just one example of how Upepo Energy is helping local residents. We are very pleased that Upepo is working closely with us and we are eager to see the wind farm become a reality in this community.”
"Life is much better and easier since Upepo installed the wells and gave us clean water all year long. We have far less illness; we have water even in the very dry times and we can irrigate nearby crops improving our harvests substantially.”
"I am happy to receive our partner, Upepo, in chiefdom and national development. This project will support Upepo and Copperbelt Energy Corporation's intention to bring wind and solar to the Copperbelt region. This project will produce renewable energy for the region thereby supplementing the national power supply deficit. This will see improvement in energy supply to our region, and the country as a whole."