12 - 14 May 2020
Cape Town, South Africa

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Call for Papers

Submit your abstract to become a speaker at Africa's leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals

Do you have a power and energy idea to share, technology to introduce, research to present or can you challenge conventional ideas of power and energy? If you said ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we would love to work with you!

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Here's why you should become a speaker

  • Open up markets, debates and discussions
  • Influence the direction of the market with your thought-provoking idea(s)
  • Gain peer recognition as an energy or water expert
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Share important research, analysis and solutions
  • Launch new innovations
  • Secure funding for your project or product


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Conference Session

Call for papers topics

Our Advisory Board is keen to receive submissions for the Sub-Saharan Africa energy, power and water sector. Authors are welcome to submit more than one proposal but please be aware that commercial or advertorial papers will not be accepted. 

All submissions addressing the energy, power and water topics will be considered and suggested focus areas include:

POWER SECTOR STRATEGY & PLANNING

  • Expanding the energy mix and diversified operating models
  • New financial models to encourage investment
  • Mitigating risks for bankability

SMART ENERGY

  • Metering and demand management
  • Large-scale grid expansion projects and financing in Africa
  • Electricity storage
  • Fiscal stability and viability of alternative models
  • Governance and regulatory readiness
  • Utility digitalisation and customer delivery
  • Internet of things (IoT) and convergence with urban infrastructure and logistics
  • Big data and cybersecurity

FUTURE CITIES

  • De-centralisation and net metering
  • Waste to power
  • Reducing metering losses
  • Reducing technical losses
  • Solar power at commercial scale
  • Municipal/ local government funding models (green bonds and PPAs)
  • Smart grids
  • Training and capacity building
  • Electric transportation

ENERGY REVOLUTION

  • Energy Access
  • Productive use of power
  • Energy efficiency for large power users
  • Solar power at IPP level
  • Mini grids
  • Financing renewable energy projects
  • Renewables on the grid
  • Mini hydropower
  • Waste to Energy
  • Wind

WATER

  • Use of groundwater
  • Desalination
  • Reduction of non-revenue water
  • Upgrading of water pipelines
  • Reduction of technical losses
  • Pressure management
  • Water efficiency
  • Re-use of water
  • Data and information
  • Latest technology
  • Capacity building
  • Financing for water projects
  • Biomimicry

MAINTENANCE & ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Maintenance of renewables technologies
  • Maintenance for nuclear stations
  • Maintenance for coal and gas plants and turbines

INNOVATION HUB

An inventive concept/product
Technologies with a practical application & innovativeness
Ideas with a social and /or environmental impact

Abstract guidelines

  • Only non-commercial abstracts will be accepted and strictly no vendor sales pitches
  • All abstracts will be evaluated by industry specific Advisory Board members and acceptance determined on merit
  • African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa are an interactive platform of thought leadership. If the abstract is accepted the format could be in the form of a roundtable facilitator, panellist role, case study presentation, demo speaker, chairperson or technical presenter

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