The electrification challenge

Utilities everywhere struggle with the “last mile”, where tough landscapes, unreliable infrastructure and poor connectivity make operations difficult and costly. In the hardest to reach places, consumers go unserved, relying instead on alternatives - diesel generators, wood fuel, kerosene lamps - that cost 10 - 100x more than grid power. As a result, 2bn people have little or no access to electricity. To reach this kind of consumer, utilities need new technology.

SteamaCo offers the world’s most data-efficient energy management system. Our advanced metering infrastructure enables utilities to operate effectively, anywhere on the planet. For the utility, SteamaCo enables effective, scalable operations in developing markets. For end users, SteamaCo offers convenient, reliable access to modern utility services for the first time.

SteamaCo is a venture-backed technology company. We are headquartered at Manchester Science Park, one of the UK’s leading science and technology campuses, with offices in Kenya.

SteamaCo automates 100s of energy assets on 12 mobile networks, in 10 countries and six languages, serving 10,000s of homes and businesses.

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case study: Smart energy in kenya


Meet the Senior 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.

Yael Brookes    VP Engineering   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

VP Engineering

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.

Richard McClellan    Chief Sales Officer   Richard leads Sales and Customer Success at SteamaCo. His goal is to grow with customers by understanding their economic drivers and delivering services to the highest standards. Richard is always the first to step up on karaoke.

Richard McClellan

Chief Sales Officer

Richard leads Sales and Customer Success at SteamaCo. His goal is to grow with customers by understanding their economic drivers and delivering services to the highest standards. Richard is always the first to step up on karaoke.