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10th Cigre Southern Africa Regional Conference: “Transforming the power system for future generations”

November 2 - November 4

Background 

The COVID-19 global pandemic has shown us how interconnected our lives are in this global village. It has forced behavioural changes on us all, given rise to innovative ways to work, operate and manage our worlds in all the far-reaching corners of the world. We have had to adapt and change and be resilient in the face of it all.

Similarly, our power networks, the interconnectedness of our power grids have to be just as resilient. They have to adapt and transform as we continuously shift to cleaner energy sources in order to build the power system for future generations.

This conference will provide a platform to deliberate on subjects that expound on how we can build, transform, adapt a resilient power system for the future. These discussions will be between electric utilities (generation/transmission/ distribution), municipalities, system operators, regulators, manufacturers and suppliers, universities, standardizing bodies, research laboratories and authorities on topics in the field of the development of electrical systems in Africa.

Preferential Subjects

Papers across all study committees are invited. Preference will be given to submissions in the fields of technology, planning, operations and markets as well as those covering actual project and operational experiences with focus on the following subjects:

  • Changing, adapting, hardening for power systems/grids/networks;
  • Managing power systems in a pandemic or global event;
  • New innovations or improvements to existing power systems/grids/networks;
  • Climate change;
  • Cyber security;
  • Telecommunications;
  • Data Capturing/Analysis for power systems;
  • Energy security;
  • Energy storage;
  • Microgrids, distributed energy resources;

Paper Submission

Participants wishing to present papers should submit a full paper no longer than 10 pages.  Abstracts or extended abstracts will not be considered.  Kindly follow instructions given in the paper template.

To download the paper template, follow this link: 10th Regional Conference Paper Template (MS Word)

All submissions must be in English and made via easychair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=10thcigresouthernafr

Review Process

Full papers will be assessed by at least two independent reviewers. Papers that are accepted by the review panel will be published in the conference proceedings.

Deadlines

  • Paper submission: 15 April 2021
  • Paper acceptance: 17 June 2021
  • Registration opens: 01 July 2021
  • Final (‘camera-ready’) paper submission: 31 July 2021

Venue  

The conference is planned to be a hybrid conference due to COVID-19 safety concerns. A venue in Johannesburg will be confirmed at a later date, subject to prevailing COVID-19 restrictions.

Authors should be available to present at the conference either physically or online or via video submission.

Contacts

Organising committee: Sidwell Mtetwa (ngezwi.bytheword@gmail.com)

Enquiries: Anelja de Bok (anelja@activecapture.co.za)

Details

Start:
November 2
End:
November 4

Venue

Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa

Organiser

Cigre Southern Africa
Phone:
+27 (0)82 902 4606
Email:
anelja@activecapture.co.za

The Cigre SANC operates on the basis of a two-year program that has as its highlights the Cigre Paris Session in even years and the Regional Conference in odd years. The Annual Calendar therefore reflects key milestones that need to be adhered to as well as general administrative functions. It is a guideline and a form of induction for new Committee members