Call for papers: SAIEE smart grid conference


The South Africa Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) will be hosting the second Smart Grid Conference at the Eskom Conference Centre, Midrand, from 19 to 21 September 2017.

Participants from industry and the academia are invited to submit full papers for review. Submitted papers must not be longer than six A4-sized pages, including figures, tables and references. The Conference has adopted the standard IEEE conference paper format, with the file format being either .docx, .pdf or Latex PDF.

Document templates can be downloaded here

Important dates

  • Full paper submission deadline: 15 May 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2017
  • Final manuscript submission: 31 July 2017

The programme for this year’s conference, under the theme “Service Delivery for a Smarter Africa” has been extended to include a much wider ecosystem associated with smart grids. Topics such as smart cities, smart utilities, the fourth industrial revolution, the internet of things, and a number of other associated topics, have been added in order to provide an insightful and stimulating programme.

Keynote and plenary speaking slots have also been extended to include world-class and esteemed experts from India, China and other developing countries that are currently making significant progress in the deployment of smart grids and other associated technologies.

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On the basis of improved efficiency and economics, it is strongly believed that the deployment of smart grids in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa would be of significant benefit in terms of improving service delivery in this region.

Smart grids are the next generation of electrical distribution networks that incorporate and make use of information and communications technology (ICT) to dynamically manage the electrical grid in terms of balancing supply and demand in real time.

Contact George Debbo, SAIEE, Tel 012 991-3748,


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