Jaza Energy is based in Atlantic Canada and Tanzania. It was founded in 2015 by Jeff Schnurr and Sebastian Manchester. For nearly a decade Jeff has worked  with communities in East Africa adapt to climate change through the charity he founded called Community Forests International. In 2013 he asked Sebastian, an engineering grad student, to conceive a low cost energy system that could put electricity in every home. After successfully testing the Energy Hub model in several communities, they incorporated Jaza Energy and raised investment to scale the technology and make access to electricity more affordable.