The electrification challenge

1.1bn unconnected people will one day be served by three electricity sources: the grid; mini grids; and solar home systems.

In all cases, lack of connectivity impairs reliability and cost-effectiveness of utility operations: costly site visits; payment friction; and poor communication with consumers. To operate infrastructure effectively in this context requires new technology.

SteamaCo’s energy IoT platform enables reliable, cost-effective electricity in frontier markets.

SteamaCo automates 100s of distributed energy assets, bringing electricity to 10,000s of homes and businesses in North, South, East and West Africa


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Our Team

  Harrison Leaf    Chief Executive Officer   Harrison founded SteamaCo on a stormy hilltop in Ethiopia. He works with the company's executives and board to develop all aspects of the business. Harrison believes the best organisations are idea meritocracies and the best ideas emerge through constructive debate.

Harrison Leaf

Chief Executive Officer

Harrison founded SteamaCo on a stormy hilltop in Ethiopia. He works with the company's executives and board to develop all aspects of the business. Harrison believes the best organisations are idea meritocracies and the best ideas emerge through constructive debate.

  Emily Moder    Chief Operating Officer   Emily leads the design, manufacture and delivery of SteamaCo's product. Emily believes distributed utilities will make Africa a world leader in next-generation energy.

Emily Moder

Chief Operating Officer

Emily leads the design, manufacture and delivery of SteamaCo's product. Emily believes distributed utilities will make Africa a world leader in next-generation energy.

  Wesley Verne    Chief Technology Officer   Wesley leads development and implementation of the world’s best utility automation system. Wesley believes in setting the highest standards and giving people what they need to meet them.

Wesley Verne

Chief Technology Officer

Wesley leads development and implementation of the world’s best utility automation system. Wesley believes in setting the highest standards and giving people what they need to meet them.

  Tom Parkinson    Chief Finance Officer   Tom works with the company executive to ensure that strategic plans are funded appropriately, managed successfully, and delivered effectively. His mission is to use his financial expertise to help teams make a positive impact on global challenges. Tom believes that those who can, should.

Tom Parkinson

Chief Finance Officer

Tom works with the company executive to ensure that strategic plans are funded appropriately, managed successfully, and delivered effectively. His mission is to use his financial expertise to help teams make a positive impact on global challenges. Tom believes that those who can, should.

  Anthony Slater    VP Supply Chain   Anthony works within Operations and is responsible for all purchasing and supply chain activities. This role involves the execution of the business purchasing strategy developed in conjunction with the executive team. Anthony believes that sustainable supply chains are vital to sustainable energy.

Anthony Slater

VP Supply Chain

Anthony works within Operations and is responsible for all purchasing and supply chain activities. This role involves the execution of the business purchasing strategy developed in conjunction with the executive team. Anthony believes that sustainable supply chains are vital to sustainable energy.

  Neil Jackson    VP Support   Neil is responsible for making the customer experience delightful. Neil connects customers with Commercial and Operations to deliver improved performance and best-in-class service. Neil believes that at the heart of every successful business is a great "can do" mentality and a team who work for each other.

Neil Jackson

VP Support

Neil is responsible for making the customer experience delightful. Neil connects customers with Commercial and Operations to deliver improved performance and best-in-class service. Neil believes that at the heart of every successful business is a great "can do" mentality and a team who work for each other.

  Alistair Starkie    VP Business Development   Alistair works within Commercial to implement the company’s commercial strategy, open new markets and navigate regulatory compliance. Alistair believes entrepreneurship is the key to building local economies and that a bottom up, person centred approach to economic development is perfectly suited to our digital age.

Alistair Starkie

VP Business Development

Alistair works within Commercial to implement the company’s commercial strategy, open new markets and navigate regulatory compliance. Alistair believes entrepreneurship is the key to building local economies and that a bottom up, person centred approach to economic development is perfectly suited to our digital age.

  Lameck Odidah    E. Africa Regional Manager   Lameck is responsible for finance and operations at SteamaCo’s Kenya office, overseeing a portfolio of hundreds of homes and businesses at ten solar mini grids in the region. Lameck believes that energy management technology is a game changer for energy access.

Lameck Odidah

E. Africa Regional Manager

Lameck is responsible for finance and operations at SteamaCo’s Kenya office, overseeing a portfolio of hundreds of homes and businesses at ten solar mini grids in the region. Lameck believes that energy management technology is a game changer for energy access.

  Yael Brookes    Senior Software Engineer   Yael works within Engineering to develop SteamaCo's technologies. She is a mentor, a team leader and a technical expert in cloud software and data analytics. Yael believes that making active choices is the key to success, and is always seeking ways to improve products, processes and herself. Ask Yael how to safely store, aim and shoot a rocket launcher.

Yael Brookes

Senior Software Engineer

Yael works within Engineering to develop SteamaCo's technologies. She is a mentor, a team leader and a technical expert in cloud software and data analytics. Yael believes that making active choices is the key to success, and is always seeking ways to improve products, processes and herself. Ask Yael how to safely store, aim and shoot a rocket launcher.

  Robert Onyango Akello    Field Operative   Robert is a Field Operative who works with SteamaCo’s Kenya office to provide technical support to utilities and their customers. This involves remote and on-site troubleshooting of smart metering hardware, software and connectivity. Robert believes in being part of the global transition towards clean, affordable and distributed energy infrastructure.

Robert Onyango Akello

Field Operative

Robert is a Field Operative who works with SteamaCo’s Kenya office to provide technical support to utilities and their customers. This involves remote and on-site troubleshooting of smart metering hardware, software and connectivity. Robert believes in being part of the global transition towards clean, affordable and distributed energy infrastructure.

  Catrin Donnelly    Project Manager   Catrin works between SteamaCo’s Commercial and Operations departments to make customer projects succeed. Catrin is also a content writer responsible for communicating concepts clearly to customers, colleagues and the world. Catrin believes we all have a responsibility to do good.

Catrin Donnelly

Project Manager

Catrin works between SteamaCo’s Commercial and Operations departments to make customer projects succeed. Catrin is also a content writer responsible for communicating concepts clearly to customers, colleagues and the world. Catrin believes we all have a responsibility to do good.

  Sam Luke    Product Development Manager   Sam works with Operations to design, develop and build new products to the highest standard. Sam also provides second-line support, contributing product expertise to mini grid installations and bringing field knowledge from Africa's harshest environments back into the lab. Sam believes in the transformative power of making energy affordable for everyone in the developing world.

Sam Luke

Product Development Manager

Sam works with Operations to design, develop and build new products to the highest standard. Sam also provides second-line support, contributing product expertise to mini grid installations and bringing field knowledge from Africa's harshest environments back into the lab. Sam believes in the transformative power of making energy affordable for everyone in the developing world.


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