African Energy Consultancy

Led by a team of regional specialists, Cross-border Information (CbI)’s African Energy Consultancy arm draws on more than 16 years’ corporate experience of monitoring and analysing politics, projects and emerging trends.

CbI plays an active and participatory role in the African energy sector, working with investors, developers, operators, government officials and many other stakeholders in a variety of ways; from data analysis and publishing – CbI’s African Energy was launched in 1998 – to events organisation and consultancy.

An investment in people and knowledge

We have developed first-hand relationships with in-country associates in more than 40 African countries in order to provide reports and analyses that are balanced and accurately reflect local conditions.

Africa's energy infrastructure small

The foundations for much of the electricity sector consultancy work we've produced over the last few years has been provided by our own Africa Power Projects Database of nearly 3,000 projects.

Our consultancy work with public sector clients – which includes substantial contracts with the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) and the Africa Development Bank-based Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) – includes developing methodologies, and compiling and interpreting data held in both the public domain and in our own proprietary database of projects in the energy, transport and water sectors.

Take a look at some recent examples of our work

AEC’s products and operations

black arrow Market entry studies
black arrow Price projections
black arrow Energy sector economics
black arrow Africa Power Projects Database
black arrow Payments risk
black arrow Supply and demand forecasting
black arrow Partner and competitor analysis
black arrow Reputational due diligence
black arrow
Energy sector monitoring
black arrow Political risk and strategic advisory  


Contact us

The AEC team is led by David Slater and Mark Ford in CbI’s Hastings office:

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667





Scam African Energy job notices

A scam is circulating in East Africa claiming that African Energy is offering jobs in the region.

read more

Namibia Oil and Gas Map

read more

Ghana's oil and gas infrastructure map

read more

Hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Niger Delta

read more

Zambia's power sector infrastructure

read more
Register Now Buy credit to view African Energy articles Search Archive News Alerts Request a Free Trial

African Energy View

Financiers back sustainable projects, but mega-schemes remain problematic

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa’s annual report points to positive trends in financing for energy and other...

read more

Ethiopia looks to infrastructure to cement new regional order

Having emerged from its elections in May – the first since the death of prime minister Meles Zenawi, who dominated its...

read more

The Chinese are down, but certainly not out of Africa

The Chinese leadership was shaken when market indices plunged after President Xi Jinping’s team failed to shore up an...

read more


25-26 November

West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), Nigeria

1-2 December

Global African Investment Summit 2015, London

3-4 December

Powering Africa: Tanzania, Tanzania

7-9 December

10th Annual North Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2015, Algeria

7-8 December

3rd Annual North Africa Downstream Summit 2015, Algeria

25-26 January

Middle East and North Africa Energy 2016, London

27-29 January

Powering Africa: Summit, Washington, D.C.

28 January

Rovuma Basin Market Briefing 2016, Mozambique

15-16 February

Tanzania Oil and Gas Law Market Briefing 2016, Tanzania

16-18 February

Egypt Energy Investment Summit

Web Design by FDC