About ESI Africa

About ESI Africa

Established in 1996, ESI Africa – Africa’s Power Journal is the trusted knowledge source of African utilities and their partners across the continent. We deliver content rich in insight and analysis relating to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. We also cover renewable energy news. Our portfolio includes:

Our portfolio includes:

Online Platform

Our website – ESI-Africa.com – covers breaking news from across Africa’s power sector, and offers access to details of the latest tenders, technical white papers and conference presentations. We send out daily and weekly newsletters so you never miss a story that is affecting your business.


The magazine has become a trusted and relied upon source of in-depth industry insight and analysis. Our journalists are prominent in the market and are respected for understanding the on-point issues facing utilities, energy providers and technology developers. The editorial content covers topics such as smart energy, renewable technologies, base-load generation, transmission and distribution, technology and skills and development.

Digital Magazine

The digital version of the print magazine is an increasingly popular way to read our content. The mobile version can be downloaded to your PC, tablet or mobile. Read the latest issue now on our homepage.

Special publications

We publish special reports on the people and projects impacting the African electricity sector. Our handbooks are valuable guides to the industry’s key movers and shakers who are shaping Africa’s energy future to include the most sustainable and efficient systems. Want to see your project featured? Contact us now to explore content and advertising opportunities.


ESI Africa is a brand of Spintelligent, a global business-to-business event organizer.. The brand benefits from unique relationships with key industry events within the African energy portfolio including African Utility Week, Clean Power Africa, Future Power West Africa, Future Power East Africa and Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Angola and DRC.


ESI Africa is the official publication for a number of industry associations, including:

  • The Commission on Illumination (CIE)
  • The Power Institute for East and Southern Africa (PIESA)
  • The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE)
  • The South African National Energy Association (SANEA)
  • The Union of Producers, Distributors and Conveyors of Electrical Power in Africa (UPDEA)
  • The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA)

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