2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference

“Harnessing Energy, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Affordable Electrification of Africa”

Meet researchers, executives, industry leaders, regulators, investors, and participants from ICT, energy, power & utility industries

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Welcome to the 2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference coming to Accra, Ghana, June 27-30, 2017. IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) offers this premier international forum on advances in the development and deployment of technologies and business models that are realizing Africa’s energy future. PES provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, among other things. This year’s conference will emphasize the emerging opportunities to leverage ICT to build solutions for both on-grid and off-grid systems across the continent that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. The role of current and future regulations, investment frameworks and policies will also be addressed.


The IEEE PES organization brings together over 14,000 people all over the world and more than 3,000 people for General Meetings in North America. At this conference, you will be able to:

  • Network with leaders and inventors in ICT & Electrification
  • Stay up-to-date with latest advances in ICT & energy industries
  • Publish in the world-acclaimed IEEE Xplore
  • Share technical experiences with experts in industry & research
  • Engage with academia, businesses, investors & regulators

PowerAfrica 2017 Accra, Ghana will be a platform for participants from academia, telecommunication companies, technology companies, electric utilities and the entire energy industry to discuss experiences, best practices and associated technical developments that can be applied towards the electrification of Africa, enabling socio-economic development. Power delivery regulations, investments, and policies will also be addressed. The technical program is designed to highlight innovations and challenges facing the power and energy industry in Africa. The Conference will provide attendees with practical, solution-oriented topics, including case studies and lessons learned, via a diversified technical program consisting of tutorials/workshops, keynote/plenary speeches, poster and oral presentations. Join us!


(see PROGRAM for more details)

  • Honorable Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy
  • Ing. Samuel Boakye Appiah, MD, Electricity Company of  Ghana
  • Liliane Kissimba, CEO World Growth Projects Inc, Co-founder Mahali Business Platform 
  • Kweku Awotwi, former CEO, Volta River Authority


Date: June 27 – June 30, 2017
Venue: GIMPA Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

Conference Co-Chairs:
Onyinyechi Nzimako (onyinyechinzimako@gmail.com)
Abraham Gebregergis (abraham.g.us@ieee.org)
Ms. N. Sandrine Mubenga. PE, PhD Cand. (executive@sminpowergroup.com) 
Local Chair: Dr. Eric Kuada (erickuada@gmail.com)
Webmaster: Emmanuel K. Tenkorang. MSEE, PMP (etenko@ieee.org)




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Visa Information

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NOTE: Contact your local Ghana Embassy for specific visa requirements. A letter of invitation will be provided subsequent to registration.

IEEE Smart Village Scholarship

IEEE PES Smart Village program supports talented individuals, who aspire to become Entrepreneurs or Volunteers, with leadership opportunities & financial Scholarship (up to $1,500) to participate in the Power Africa Conference in Ghana.

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Information for Authors


Paper Submission Opens:

Nov. 4, 2016

All Papers Must Be Submitted By:
Jan. 6, 2017
Deadline Extended: Feb. 12, 2017

Authors Notified of Acceptance of Papers:
March 31, 2017

List of Accepted Papers

Final Revised Papers Due:

April 14, 2017

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