Our Partners

No man is an island and no company is a fortress… Ruaha Energy recognizes the right partners are a key component of our success. We’ve formed strategic partnerships with some of the world’s most innovative and experienced technology, engineering, and renewable energy organizations. Through collaboration and by leveraging our combined expertise, we can deliver quality, reliable energy solutions to our customers… faster, better, and more economically…

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District Partners:  Kilosa District Council (KDC)

alliance-kdc The Kilosa District Council is the major organ of the local government, responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality public services to the residents in the Kilosa District.  The Company signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the KDC to launch an ambitious portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects in the District that will include utility grade facilities and off-grid rural projects in various isolated rural communities in Kilosa.

Engineering Partners:  Ritoch-Powell & Associates (RPA)

alliance-rpa Ritoch-Powell is a full service civil engineering and surveying firm specializing in transportation, public works, and private development projects. RPA is the firm selected to conduct the feasibility studies for all Company hydropower projects and to provide support for utility grade solar projects (RPA developed the largest off-grid solar project in the US). The RPA team has worked with the Company to assemble a Consortium of US based hydropower manufacturing companies,  and is assisting the Company in its efforts to assemble a portfolio of 40 MW of small (<10 MW) hydropower projects.

Engineering Partners:  EEI Electrical Consulting (Tanzania)

alliance-rpa EEI is a Registered High Voltage Electrical Engineering Consultancy Company registered with the Tanzanian Engineering Registration Board since 2006.  EEI specializes in providing engineering support for grid connection studies and grid connection equipment.

Technology Partners:  Rickly Hydrological Company

alliance-rickly Rickly Hydro-logical Company manufactures and distributes hydro power equipment from micro to small hydro projects up to ten megawatts generating capacity.  Their intent is to engineer and provide complete water-to-wire electrical generation packages with the best available technology that is dependable and economically feasible.  The company has manufactured and supplied hydro instrumentation equipment for hydro power customers for over 50 years.  Hydro equipment is their only business and they are dedicated to maintaining high standards and meeting the demands of their customers worldwide.

Solar Technology Partners:  Cronimet Mining Power Solutions GmbH (Germany)

alliance-cronimet Cronimet is a utility-scale project developer and independent power producer focused on solar photo-voltaic (PV) technology. The company develops, finances, owns and operates utility-scale solar plants that provide renewable energy to mining companies, industrial facilities, and municipalities worldwide. Cronimet has joined with the Company in developing our portfolio of grid connected solar PV and hybrid projects.

External AuditorsBaker Tilly DGP & Co. 

alliance-cronimet Baker Tilly DGP & Co is a member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest accounting network by combined fee income of its independent members. It is represented by 149 firms in 125 countries with combined fee income of US$3.2bn and more than 24,000 people worldwide. The firm was established in Tanzania in 1956 and is one of the leading medium sized audit & consultancy firm in Tanzania with more than 300 clients. Their services include statutory, management, and compliance audits, as well as a full range of due diligence.

Legal Advisors: Keating, Meuthing, & Klekamp PLL

KMK Keating, Meuthing, & Klekamp PLL is the largest first generation law firm in Cincinnati, OH.  The firm has specialized practice areas dedicated to small and mid-sized enterprises (Emerging Business Team) and has the depth of legal talent to be able to provide a full range of in-house legal representation.   Their practice areas incldue litigation, mergers & acquisition, real estate, labor & employment law.   The firm represents clients of all sizes, from small start-up companies to Fortune 100 corporations.

Legal Advisors: Bravehill Attorneys


Bravehill Attorneys operates in offices across the United States, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Jamaica and in association with offices in England and Wales.  The firm has been strategically organized to provide complete cross-border legal expertise with a major focus on the emerging markets in sub-Sahara Africa.  The Company is working with representatives from the Washington DC office.

Financial Services: TIB Corporate Bank Limited (Tanzania Investment Bank)

TIB-Bank TIB Corporate Bank Limited (Tanzania Investment Bank)  is a fully fledged commercial bank owned by the Government of Tanzania.  The Bank has three branches in Dar es Salaam and upcountry branches in Arusha, Mwanza, and Mbeya. Stanbic Bank Tanzania provides a full range of consumer, business, and corporate banking services. TIB Corporate Bank is the Company’s lead bank and provides credit support for hydropower and village scale projects.

Financial Services: Bank of Africa

BOA Bank of Africa, Tanzania is part of the Bank of Africa Group, which operates through a network of commercial banks in 18 countries.  Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal the Bank is majority owned by BMCE Bank, the second largest private bank in Morocco.  The Bank began operations in Tanzania in June 2007 and has a network of 27 branches; 14 in Dar es Salaam and 13 upcountry. The Bank of Africa provides the Company with credit support for utility scale solar projects and cash management.

Financial Services: Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH

Fifth Third Bank is a U.S. regional banking corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center, and is the principal subsidiary of holding company Fifth Third Bancorp.  In addition to traditional banking, they offer a full range of international corporate banking services including letters of credit and equipment finance, global trade solutions, treasury management and liquidity, investment banking, and risk management.  Fifth Third serves as our primary North American financial institution and global banking partner.

Strategic Advisors: Energy4Impact

alliance-cronimet Energy4Impact is a UK-registered non-profit organization that supports businesses that provide energy access to off-grid communities.  They are specialists in private sector participation in off-grid energy access and have been commissioned by the International Finance Corporation under the Transactional Advisory Services Facility (TASF) program to provide advisory services to mini-grid developers to strengthen operating models, increase commercial viability and untimately bankability. Ruaha Energy received support under the program to assist the Company with developing its business model for off-grid projects.

Strategic Advisors: REPP

 The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (“REPP”) was developed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to deliver the UN SE4All objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The program is managed by Camco Clean Energy and Greenstream.  REEP has entered into a support agreement with the Company to provide a facility to partially fund support for the technical, environmental, and financial structuring efforts required to develop a portfolio of four standalone one megawatt grid connected solar photovoltaic facilities in the Kilosa District.