The Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) 1.0 was a global initiative to advance operational performance across the African electric power sector. Over three years, participating companies engaged with a global network of more than 250 companies, participated in five CEO roundtable events, accessed over 350 on-demand curated resources, and attended other events and training opportunities.

EEI launched AUPSE in 2017 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Edison Foundation, and worked with the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) as a supporting partner.

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By engaging in international electricity dialogues, African electric companies can continue to strengthen their operations and accelerate innovation through the exchange of industry insights, trends, best practices, and lessons learned - a driver to the utility of the future - Abel Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)


During the 20th Congress of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) in 2022, EEI and APUA signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to launch the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) 2.0. The momentous Congress marked the 50th anniversary of APUA and was hosted by Senegal’s national electricity company, Senelec.

Special remarks were given by The Honorable Michael Raynor, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal; Papa Mademba Bitèye, CEO of Senelec, and President and Chairman of the Board of APUA; and Abel Didier Tella, Director General of APUA. Remarks were also given by EEI President Tom Kuhn, St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) CEO Thornley Myers, and (now former) NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe.