Progress through partnership

Independent Power Producer

Head Office:
Symbion Power Services, 
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Suite 775 
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: + 1 202 223 6750



Symbion Power

Founded in July 2005 by Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, Symbion Power is one of the most dynamic US power sector firms operating in the African electricity generation, transmission and distribution industry. Taking a unique approach to delivering electrical infrastructure projects, their power plants supply electricity to some of the world’s most critically underserved regions. Symbion also undertakes Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) work in the electricity supply sector and has worked on large-scale generation, transmission, and distribution projects in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Symbion has a history of established relationships with world-class equipment suppliers, local stakeholders and regulators.

Symbion has erected thousands of kilometres of transmission and distribution lines, and built many substations in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Africa. Today, Symbion is one of the leading private sector partners for President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative and has a strong presence in Sub-Saharan Africa operating in Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Madagascar and Kenya.

Symbion maintains a deep commitment to empowering the local communities in those regions where they operate. The company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives are focused on skills training and education that support their electricity projects and build sustainable capacity, as well as on community development efforts that improve the quality of life for those living and working in those areas where they work.

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Kilometres of distribution lines constructed by Symbion in Tanzania

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Locals trained in Iraq to work on electrification projects


Duration in years of the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) signed by Symbion with the Rwanda Energy Group

Meet Paul Hinks

the CEO of Symbion Power
‘In the energy sector, Africa is an exciting place to be’