African Energy Consultancy

Cross-border Information (CbI) created its African Energy Consultancy (AEC) arm to provide bespoke solutions to clients seeking answers to problems and pointers to opportunities.

Long before AEC was envisaged as a stand-alone unit, African Energy had carved out a niche in understanding questions of risk, finance and policy and had built up a formidable body of data, information and expertise concerning the electricity supply industry, and the upstream and downstream hydrocarbons sectors.

An investment in people and knowledge

Africa's energy infrastructure smallLed by a team of experienced regional specialists, CbI has developed an extensive network of in-country sources. This means we better understand the culture and dynamics of local markets and unlike many of our competitors do not have to rely on third party information providers.

CbI's African Energy Consultancy arm has worked with a wide variety of clients on policy, strategy and investment decisions.

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. This resource, gradually compiled since 1998 through constant monitoring of developments, was central to our recent research work for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP).

AEC’s products and operations

black arrow  Strategic Advisory

black arrow  Research and Monitoring

black arrow  Know Your Customer – CbI’s researchers can help investors and suppliers avoid political, reputational and governance pitfalls, and other problems that may emerge if deals go wrong.

Contact us

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

Tel: +44 1424 721667
jon@cbi-research.com and mark@cbi-research.com

John Hamilton in CbI’s London office leads on North Africa

Tel: +44 207 839 5982
j.hamilton@cbi-research.com

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Events

4-5 February

Ethiopia Summit, Ethiopia

10-12 February

International Petroleum Week, London

12-13 February

2015 SAVCA Private Equity Industry Conference, South Africa

17-18 February

Africa Energy Indaba 2015, Johannesburg

25 February

4th conference on Managing Risk in Africa, Munich

4-6 March

7th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition

5-6 March

Africa Australia Infrastructure Conference 2015

16-17 March

African Extractives: New Actors and Alliances to Overcome Enduring Challenges, London

16-19 March

Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, Abuja

18-19 March

Africa Future Energy Forum, Nairobi

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