About African Energy


Established in 1998, African Energy is a leading provider of insightful news, analysis and quality data on Africa’s energy industries. We work with public and private sector entities to support decision-making throughout all stages of the project and investment lifecycle.

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African Energy's newsletter provides unique angles and insight on project news, policy, energy market trends, and the political and governance issues that impact on the business environment.

The newsletter is editorially independent, funded purely from subscription revenue and has been produced by a team of experienced staff journalists and analysts since 1998.

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African Energy Live Data

In September 2017 we launched African Energy Live Data, an innovative online power database featuring continually updated profiles on more than 6,700 power plants and projects and the organisations behind them.

We can tailor our data offering for a wide range of uses including support for sales and investment opportunities, energy modelling, mapping, sector and competitor analysis or case studies.

Find out more about African Energy Live Data

African Energy Consultancy

We work with governments and companies to help find sustainable solutions to close Africa’s energy gap and support a clean energy transition across the continent.

We achieve these aims by providing exclusive power data, market intelligence, and monitoring and evaluation services that support decision-making throughout all stages of the project development and investment cycle.

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Africa Investment Exchange

Set up in 2014, the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) pairs African Energy's extensive regional expertise and source network with a seasoned events team experienced in producing high-level investment forums and dialogues across the African continent.

Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule and consist of panel-led discussions and roundtables. In-person events include AIX: Power & Renewables, AIX: Gas and AIX: Nairobi

AIX members gain access to online webinars, exclusive research insights and discounts for a range of African Energy services.

Find out more on our dedicated events website

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Jon Marks

Jon Marks

Founder and editorial director

Jon founded African Energy in 1998 and has overseen its evolution from a respected B2B newsletter into a trusted provider of consultancy services.

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John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Managing director and senior analyst, North Africa

John is an experienced analyst on North Africa’s energy markets. He plays an active role in African Energy’s business development, ensuring clients are provided with high-quality quantitative and qualitative research.

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Nick Carn

Nick Carn

Director

Nick is responsible for management and development of African Energy’s resources, including its events business.

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Dan Marks

Dan Marks

Power editor

Dan oversees research and development of the African Energy Live Data platform and is power editor for African Energy’s newsletter.

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James Gavin

James Gavin

Hydrocarbons editor

James commissions, reports and provides analysis on upstream and downstream hydrocarbons developments for African Energy's newsletter.

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Dominic Dudley

Dominic Dudley

Commissioning editor

Dominic is commissioning editor for African Energy's newsletter, commissioning, editing and writing stories for each issue.

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Tonderayi Mukeredzi

Tonderayi Mukeredzi

Southern Africa editor

Tonderayi is a key contributor to African Energy's newsletter and Live Data platform, with a particular focus on southern Africa.

 

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Thalia Griffiths

Thalia Griffiths

Editor emeritus

Thalia is one of the founders of African Energy. She led the editorial team for African Energy’s newsletter and the African Energy Atlas for 23 years, managing staff and an exclusive network of energy specialists and correspondents in key African states.

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Ajay Ubhi

Ajay Ubhi

Senior research analyst

Ajay’s role is to conduct and oversee research and analysis for African Energy’s consultancy work, with a focus on power sector forecasting and data analytics.

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Marc Howard

Marc Howard

Senior research analyst

Marc is a researcher with a background in security and political risk consulting who has lived and worked in several southern African countries.

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Alex Wark

Alex Wark

Business development manager

Alex leads African Energy’s sales team and is focused on building relations with African Energy’s client base and understanding their needs. 

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Chiwoyu Sinyangwe

Chiwoyu Sinyangwe

Contributing editor

Chiwoyu is a Lusaka-based journalist, editor and analyst with more than ten years’ experience writing on Zambia and Africa.

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Adaora Elemide

Adaora Elemide

West and Central Africa reporter

Adaora writes for African Energy's newsletter and tracks and monitors power projects for African Energy Live Data, with a particular focus on West and Central Africa.

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Camilla Nytun

Camilla Nytun

Data researcher

Camilla collects, maintains and analyses data for the African Energy Live Data platform and writes for African Energy’s newsletter.

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Martin Burdett

Martin Burdett

Contributing editor

Martin Burdett is a journalist and consultant specialising in the hydropower and dams industry and more generally in electricity industries in emerging markets.

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