2016 PowerAfrica Conference Updates – Livingstone, Zambia

DAY 5 – July 2, 2016 (Final Day)
We had a nice team of people sign up for leadership for the 2017 IEEE PowerAfrica Conference. Everyone is looking forward to it. We also commenced gathering of ideas for the theme of the next conference.

At this moment, everyone at the conference is gearing up for their trip back to their respective locations after an excellent week in Livingstone, Zambia, AFRICA.

DAY 4 – July 1, 2016 (Contd)

Technical Tour to ZESCO Power Plant – continues













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DAY 4 – July 1, 2016

Technical Tour to ZESCO Power Plant

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DAY 3 – June 30, 2016

The plenary sessions today were outstanding with several speakers. We also learned about how to join IEEE and IEEE PES.

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Today’s plenary sessions speakers were drawn from the following companies:- Zamtel, Corning Inc., Oregon Tech,  African Development Bank, CEC and speakers on voice of Industry on economic aspects of Electrification.

Excellent Gala Dinner with entertainment from the National Dance Troupe


National Dance Troupe

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DAY 2 – June 29, 2016

We had three tutorials today and they were very well attended: Entrepreneurship, Smart Village and Micro Grid. The evaluations have been very high. We have over 30 countries represented at the conference.

The minister of the Southern Province is scheduled to join the conference tomorrow.


Engr. Gloria Magombo speaking on Regulation on behalf of ZERA

day2-pic2She talked about the importance of regulation in ensuring that there is a level playing field for all in the market. She illustrated this with the inclined soccer/rugby field where goals would only be scored in one direction or for one team if one end of the field is higher that the other. She stressed the necessity to protect consumers. Her jokes during the session kept everyone laughing.



Cross-section of participants during the plenary session

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The plenary session was on Challenges of Electrification and the Role of Regulation



DAY 1 – June 28, 2016

Photographs around the venue

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During the Welcome Reception

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Group photograph with the minister of the Southern Province in Zambia