Proposal Submissions for 2020 Power Africa due 31 May 2019
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
This conference, sponsored by IEEE’s Power & Energy Society (PES) and Industry Applications Society (IAS), aims to provide a premier platform for electrical engineers, investors, leaders in the power industry, and scientists in universities and research centers to present their works and share experiences and ideas in the area of power and energy engineering with experts, practitioners and scholars from around the world, but specifically the African continent. Attendees are provided with an unparalleled opportunity to interface with experts from all related fields including, but not limited to, power generation, transmission and distribution; smart grid technologies; asset management; skills development; project financing; rural electrification; and energy security. The conference is unique in addressing electrification challenges through a practical more than academic approach.
The PowerAfrica Conference has been held at the following locations:
2007 – Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 – 20 July
2012 – Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 – 13 July
2016 – Livingston, Zambia, 28 June – July 3
2017 – Acura, Ghana, 25 – 30 June
2018 – Cape Town, South Africa 26-29 June
2019 – Abuja, Nigeria, 20-23 August
A Review of the Focus/Typical Content of PowerAfrica Conference Programs
We intend for this PowerAfrica Conference to be very practical in nature, with attendees leaving empowered to act on experiences and ideas shared. Publications for this conference are yet to be defined.
PowerAfrica Conference Program Components
In planning a PowerAfrica Conference technical program day, Conference Organizers would be encouraged to include parallel tracks (3 or so) for paper, panel and/or poster presentations, and working group/other meetings as suitable. Some presentations and panels could also be targeted towards practical applications and experiences of persons actively working in the power & energy sector.
PowerAfrica Conference programs should also include a suite of Power & Energy tutorials - which could be offered prior to or following the core of the meeting - in addition to the paper and panel sessions.
PowerAfrica Conference programs should also typically include some IEEE Student activities, Young Professionals activities, IEEE Smart Village, and Women in Power (WiP) activities – all of which would be actively supported by PES/IAS.
Finally, Conference Organizers would also be encouraged to arrange technical tours – particularly those that highlight the local industry.
In summary, PowerAfrica conferences should be an opportunity for Practicing Engineers, Academics, Sector Researchers, Authorities and all others to come together, network and share and exchange ideas regarding cutting-edge industry content.