Africa Centre for Energy and Environment Solutions (ACEES) limited is a consultancy firm and social enterprise in renewable energy technologies, sustainable energy services and environmental planning and management.
Registered as a Limited Company in Kenya under the company's Act Cap. 486, ACEES was formed under the framework and understanding that millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa need access to proper mechanisms for enhancing sustainable use of energy and environmental resources.
Hence, ACEES seeks to integrate natural resource management and conservation through active involvement in public-private partnerships in energy and environment projects.
To be the leading energy and environmental consultancy firm integrating energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and environmental planning and conservation for sustainable development in Africa.
To promote enterprise based, large scale adoption and dissemination of clean cooking and lighting solutions in Africa
To conduct both energy and environmental audits for effective management and utilization of ecosystem services.
To promote gender mainstreaming in all our project design documents and implementation plans
To build partnerships with other private organizations, government departments, civil society and multilateral organizations with an aim of promoting green growth.
Esther Were is a trained professional in Environmental Planning and a NEMA registered Environment Expert with over 6 years’ practical skills in Environment Impact Assessment/Audits, Environmental Health and Safety support services among other environmental and energy consultancy services.
Lydia is a trained educationist and plays a central role in the day to day running of the social enterprise and business development side of the company. She effectively utilizes management skills to improve the company’s operations as well as allow for all positive advancement within ACEES. She works in a competitive environment to enhance the motive of hardwork and determination in achieving the goals of ACEES.
B. Tech Mechanical and Production Engineering Alex is a graduate Mechanical Engineer and Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) expert with a vast experience in Safe Management and implementation of projects having worked in various oil and food industries. He works to offer solutions through ACEES in the quest for sustainability in the energy sector with the need to undo the evident deterioration of the environment.
BSc. Food Science and Technology Gaston Odiwuor is a trained Food Technologist. Prior to joining ACEES, Mr. Gaston used to work with Galaxy Way Company Ltd where he served as a Senior Research Consultant offering professional advice on various areas including but not limited to sociological issues, impact assessment studies, and general academic writing. He has also worked with Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), Nyankoba Branch as production line supervisor. Gaston has shown significant interest in energy management with key focus on tackling climate change issues.
Elija Magiya is an adaptable and responsible Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate currently doing MSC in Telecommunication and Information Engineering. Has a deep interest in Energy Science and environmental issues. He has previously worked with Telkom Kenya Limited. He has also worked as an intern at the Ministry of lands and Housing.
Mr. Magiya is self-motivated with well-developed electrical design, IT and project management, a critical thinker with strong analytical skills while striving for quality , Strong team-player skills developed through professional work associated with the degree and social life in general, possess good organizational skills developed in a variety of deadline orientated situations. He gets on well with people at all levels, easily making good working relationships.Has good presentation skills combining sound analytical research and clear verbal explanation. He is always ready to tackle new responsibilities irrespective of reward and recognition.
In accordance to the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA) of 1999 and other related Acts, ACEES offers consultancy in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audits (EA).
ACEES activities are governed within the subsidiary legislation, 2003 part V of the EIA and AE regulations.
The policy recommends the need for enhanced re-use.recycling of residues including waster water, use of low non-waste technologies, increased public awareness rising and appreciating of a clean environment. It also encourages participation of stake holders in the management of wastes within their localities.
Using energy (Energy Management)regulations of 2012 as a guide, ACEES conducts energy audits for industries, commercial buildings and learning institutions with an aim of reducing energy consumption without affecting their production/productivity.
ACEES has auditing equipment for hire. They are:-
Fluke power quality analyzer
Flue gas analyzer
Flir Infrared thermal imager
Ultrasonic leak detector
Africa Center for Energy and Environment Solutions (ACEES) under private public partnership (PPP) seeks to promote the design, installation and operation of off-grid and to-grid renewable energy technologies focused in the areas of:-
Solar photovoltaics and solar thermals
The firm seeks to promote an enabling environment in the areas of renewable energy technologies through collaborative ventures.
ACEES actively participate in the promotion of clean energy solution through training and awareness creation. In collaboration with other partners we have had several training programmes in Kajiado, Makueni and the North Western Kenya
Solar PV system consist of five subcomponents namely the module, charge controller, battery, inverter and wiring. Often solar PV systems fail to perform as required and consumers reject the product from simple fault that made neighbor system fail. With our expertise and indepth understanding of the system ACEES provide systems performance analysis and trouble shooting services to the failing system. We go further and provide detailed report and recommendation for long lasting solutions to such technical errors in PV system installations.
With our wealth of expertise we support feasibility studies and energy system’s design in the areas of small hydro power, solar home systems and biomas combustion technologies.
ACEES is a social enterprise dealing with renewable energy products and environmental friendly equipments. The firm adopts and disseminates products such as:-
Biomass efficient stoves
Ethanol stoves (Technology solutions)
Briquettes and ethanol gel (bio-energy options) among others.
We seek to develop an innovative marketing channel that is effective and efficient to ensure wider adoption and use. We also provide warranty and maintenance services to a wide range of our products. The firm seeks to provide e-waste collection and disposal mechanism for the electronic products.
With the increased forest degradation and and scramble for land for agriculture national forest cover and biomass fuel resource continues to dwindle. Yet Kenyan households shall continue to rely on biomass as main source of energy for decades to come. In this respect ACEES is proactively venturing in biomass pellets production as an alternative fuel.....
ACEES has entered into a collaboration with Vestas International to facilitate capacity building and community awareness creation for the implementation of the 300MW wind farm project in Turkana....
ACEES provided the technical support during the pre-feasibility study for a 40MW solar farm in Kemuka in Kajiado West constituency.......
The utilization of biomass for heat and power production is becoming increasingly important, due to the desire to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
Plant biomass is available in large quantities, and can be utilized for sustainable heat and power production, when used as fuel. Biomass pellets are a form of biomass fuel that are produced from agricultural residues (e.g. rice straws/ husks,sugarcane bagasse, Corn stalks), Sawduct and other wood wastes.
Maize stalks and cobs
Coconut and cashew-nut wastes
Pelletization involves compression of biomass against a die using a roller. The die usually has holes of fixed diameter size through which the biomass passes under high pressure. This results in significant saving on the handling and transportation costs. The resultant pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with low moisture content of below 10%. This allows them to be burned with very high combustion efficiency.
They also have regular shape and small geometry that makes them easier to use in a broad range of pellet stoves such as the phillips Stove and Mimimoto stoves. These are high efficient stoves that have been developed in recent years.
The Palletes shall be sold to:-
Institutions such as hotels and schools
Industrial boiler applications
ACEES has entered into a collaboration with Vestas International to facilitate capacity building and community awareness creation for the implementation of the 300MW wind farm project in Turkana.
ACEES has achieved great milestones in meeting with various communities and community leaders describing and watering some of the community myths that would otherwise work against the smooth implementation of the project .
Read the progress report
ACEES part of poster during community awareness
Mr. Simon Ogutu of ACEES Addresses community representatives
ACEES meeting with community leaders
ACEES provided the technical support during the pre-feasibility study for a 40MW solar farm in Kemuka in Kajiado West constituency. The application of the EoI was successful and Green Energy Africa is currently implementing a detailed feasibility study towards realizing their dream in modern energy access.
40 MW Solar Panel
Chandaria Innovation Centre, Kenyatta University
P.O Box 25895-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 732416261