Winch Energy is a global, off-grid energy developer and technology designer and integrator. We focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. With our Remote Power Units, the “RPU”, we provide a “3 Utility” solution for the 840 million people around the world without access to electricity, internet or water.

We currently operate in five countries across Africa, with two key projects under construction in Sierra Leone and Uganda, which will provide over 6,600 connections, benefiting over 150,000 people. Winch Energy’s 2020 pipeline currently exceeds 200,000 new connections, expecting to benefit over 1.5 million people.

Founded in 2008 by Nicholas Wrigley, who remains a significant shareholder, Winch Energy is jointly owned by Winch Partners, Total Eren S.A., Al Gihaz Holding and ITOCHU Europe PLC.

Organisational structure


Our people and culture

Fostering openness, opportunity, sustainability and respect are central to our organisation. We value every member of staff and strive to work as one team, promoting professionalism and integrity across the Group. By investing significantly in our people, we maintain a safe, healthy and fair working environment and support their ongoing professional and personal development, assisting them to realise their full potential.

Through continuous communication and engagement, we cultivate a workplace culture of mutual trust and respect, where every person takes pride in our collective performance and reputation. By employing and promoting people based on skillset and objective criteria, we have created a talented and diverse workforce, which is personable and approachable.

Our business ethics

We proudly uphold the highest standards of ethics and governance, embedding them across our Group operations through our company code of conduct and policies.

Our factory in Sicily is ISO 9001 certified, ensuring the quality of our products. We also support our own employees to maintain best practice with specialist training and career development.

Our projects

Nimjat, Mauritania – 150km South-East of Nouakchott (the capital). Nimjat has a population of around 1,500 people.


Our recent projects in Africa