About ESI Africa

ESI Africa – Africa’s leading power and energy journal – is positioned as an impartial industry mouthpiece, delivering the latest technical developments, breaking news and analysis in both print and digital formats.

Since 1996, ESI Africa has presented unique market opportunities to both buyers and sellers; facilitating sector stakeholder engagement through key event media partnerships and through our position as host publication of the Clarion Energy Power series worldwide.

Thus, the journal’s various routes to market are expertly primed to build a bridge between readers and solution providers as ESI Africa sifts through the daily noise and delivers the tale of Africa’s energy power and water transformation to the African and global market.

Our portfolio includes:

ESI Africa

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.

Events & Webinars

ESI Africa is a brand of Clarion Events – Africa  (previously known as Spintelligent) a global business-to-business event organiser.

The brand benefits from unique relationships with key industry events within the African energy portfolio including Enlit Africa (formerly African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa) and Africa Energy Indaba. Find out who our event partners are: https://www.esi-africa.com/events/ 

Our Industry hosted webinars and roundtables calendar is regularly updated. https://www.esi-africa.com/webinars/


ESI Africa has formed long-term partnerships (both formal and informal) with a number of industry associations, including:

  • The Power Institute for East and Southern Africa (PIESA)
  • The International Hydropower Association (IHA)
  • The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE)
  • The South African National Energy Association (SANEA)
  • The Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)
  • South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE)