39 utility firms merged to drive down costs and meet the demands of a growing city.
Sompower was founded with the mission to make electricity accessible for every business and
Over 500 native shareholders, Sompower has been able to lead in innovative renewable power
With over 1000 staff members we have contributed tens millions of dollars towards the
After the civil conflict in Somaliland, we saw complete destruction of all infrastructure. The
hardest hit was the capital city of Somaliland Hargeisa. With no electricity services available, it
forced business owners to come with their own solutions by investing in generators to power
their own businesses and sell excess energy to neighbors. These initiatives led to small utility
companies to emerging across the city and they quickly had the capacity to power up dozens
of communities. Yet many of these companies hit encounters when it came to scaling and
reducing infrastructure overheads. So thirty-nine trailblazing utility firms merged to drive
down costs for customers, and meet the demands of a growing city.
In April 2016 Sompower was founded by those thirty-nine industry leaders to make electricity
accessible for every business and home. Today Sompower is the leading electric producer,
distributor and commercial supplier to all corners of Hargeisa. Sompower has gone from
strength-to-strength by pioneering a more efficient golden grid that covers over 500km and
became first to provide 24hr concurrent supply.
With over 500 local shareholders Sompower has been able to lead in innovative renewable
power sources. We employed and trained over 1000 of the best local engineers, sales
associates and outsourced subcontractors, contributing tens of millions dollars towards the
local economy. Sompower is committed to our corporate social responsibility by giving back to
our communities. Since 2016 we launched Lights-Up Program which providing free electric
supply to police stations, local masjids and public hospitals. Sompower strives not only to lead
in providing electricity services but to inspire a brighter tomorrow.