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.

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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
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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





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15-16 February

Tanzania Oil and Gas Law Market Briefing 2016, Tanzania

15-16 February

Egypt Downstream Summit and Exhibition, Cairo

16-18 February

Egypt Energy Investment Summit

16-17 February

Africa Energy Indaba 2016

2-4 March

GTR Africa Trade Finance Conference 2016, South Africa

8-9 March

2nd National Forum Gabon Oil and Gas 2016

14-15 March

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa, Cape Town

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6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition, Nigeria

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