Cigré Southern Africa regional conference announced


The 8th Southern Africa Regional Conference of Cigré will be held from 14 to 17 November 2017 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset-West.

The objective of the conference is to provide a regional platform to share information between electric utilities, international manufacturers, universities, standardizing bodies, and authorities on the selected topics of the challenges and opportunities in the field of enabling the supply of electricity to Africa and developing economies.

The conference is the biennial discussion forum organised by the Cigré Southern Africa Committee for members, associates and experts from Africa and developing economies.

The theme of the 2017 conference is:

Electricity upply to Africa and developing economies: challenges and opportunities

Some of the subjects that will be discussed are:

  • Enabling universal access to electricity in developing economies
  • Technology solutions and innovations for developing economies
  • Planning for the future in uncertain times


14 November 2017 – Tutorials

15 & 16 November – Regional Conference

17 November – Technical Tours

Contact Anelja de Bok, Cigré,


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