DIGITAL EVENT: 24-26 November 2020 
 LIVE EVENT: 11-13 May 2021 | CTICC | Cape Town

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Digital Energy Festival

Digital Energy Festival

The ‘Digital Energy Festival’ unites African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, Africa Energy Forum and the Oil & Gas Council, under one banner, bringing you Africa’s largest, all-encompassing digital energy platform. 

Experts representing upstream oil and gas, power, energy, manufacturing, trade and mining will deliver critical business updates and information for Africa’s energy professionals, helping you stay at the forefront of innovation as Africa looks ahead to the 5th Industrial Revolution.

Access a world of content and AI-powered networking through intimate board rooms, fireside chats, digital dialogues, coffee mornings, online awards, country spotlights, masterclasses, digital-education, certified learning, online sales and lead generation via the digital marketplace. 

Six weeks – four events – one platform – all at a click of your mouse.

The Digital Energy Festival comprises the following market-leading events and publications:

  • African Utility Week
  • Africa Energy Forum
  • Oil & Gas Council
  • Smart Energy International
  • PEI
  • ESI-Africa
  • Renewable Energy World
  • Hydro Review
  • Mining Review Africa

What's on?

In total the Festival will see 120 programme sessions and networking experiences take place over the course of the six weeks, across all four event brands as well as partnered publications.

African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

African Utility Week, POWERGEN Africa and sister publication ESI Africa will host twenty-three digital dialogues & panel discussions during the Festival, as well as three CEO & Municipal Leaders Forums.


Learn more about the African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa programme


Africa Energy Forum

The Africa Energy Forum 2020 will cover both traditional project-focused content as well as innovative new discussion formats including; country spotlights, topical broadcasts, masterclasses, public sector interviews and investment & impact working groups.

Attend masterclasses in digital innovation, limited number roundtables, technology demos, an industry quiz and fireside chats with experts from across the continent. Hear how your colleagues and competitors are building more resilient businesses in response to Covid, and gain an insight into the latest technologies being deployed by in line with the 5th industrial revolution.


Learn more about the AEF programme


Oil & Gas Council

The Oil & Gas Council will be hosting a series of Digital Dialogues:

  • Investment Focus – what next for African Oil & Gas?
  • Exploration & Production: is it too late for Africa to profit from its resources?
  • Offshore Opportunities in Senegal
  • Talent and Local Content
  • Exploring Gas Opportunities in Nigeria
  • Debate: There Is No Future For Frontier Exploration
  • In addition they will host two Fire Side Chats with participants from the Women’s Energy Council.

Learn more about the Oil & Gas Council programme


Digital Energy Festival Partners


  • 10000
  • 82
  • 82
  • 360



Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners


Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd


Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting


CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle


Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Host Publication

  • ESI Africa