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.

Why Attend?

The IEEE PES organization brings together more than 14,000 people all over the world for their annual T&D shows and 3,000 people for General Meetings in North America. By attending the PowerAfrica Conference, you will be able to:

  • Share technical experiences with experts in industry & research
  • Publish a paper in the world-acclaimed IEEE Xplore
  • Participate in a forum with the African academia, businesses and regulators to discuss best practices to support the electrification of Africa
  • Network with leading practitioners in ICT and Electrification
  • Connect with students, industry leaders, investors and regulators
  • Stay up-to-date with latest advances in ICT and energy industries

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!

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

General Conference Chair: Ms. Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga, PE, PhD Cand.   Local Arrangements Chair: Dr. Eric Kuada