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Dan Marks

Dan Marks

Senior Research Analyst

Dan is a contributing editor to African Energy and a research analyst. His focus is on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, IPP procurement, project finance, electricity market structure issues and development finance. Dan is also heavily involved with developing CbI’s data collection and management systems.

Dan writes on a wide range of subjects for African Energy, with coverage spanning the continent. He has developed a strong knowledge of financial issues and structural constraints in the African power market. He has particular knowledge of the South African electricity sector and renewable energy.

Dan is also an analyst with African Energy's consultancy team where he undertakes quantitative and qualitative power sector analysis, data collection and management and project planning. Notable projects include a lead role in the preparation and production of the first and second Monitoring progress in the Africa-EU Energy Partnership reports and a planning, advisory and supervisory role in the preparation of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa's annual report, Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa.

Dan graduated with a BSc in economics and physics from the University of Durham in 2010 and with a MA in international relations in the Middle East from the same institution in 2011. Between 2013 and 2015 he undertook a Master Recherche in economics at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.



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