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9TH CIGRE Southern Africa Regional Conference

October 1 - October 4

Theme: “Sustainable Integration of Distributed Energy Resources for Power System Development”

 Background 

Globally there has been an increase in the deployment of distributed energy resources (DER) in the form of renewable energy generation and microgrids. This technology presents a unique opportunity for power system development due to its low emissions, scalability, short construction time frames and diversifying the energy supply.

Grid integration of DER can present challenges, be it during planning, construction or operation. The 9th CIGRE Southern Africa regional conference will provide a platform to deliberate on sustainable integration of distributed energy resources for power system development. These discussions will be between electric utilities, system operators, regulators, manufacturers and suppliers, universities, standardizing bodies, research laboratories and authorities on topics in the field of development of electrical systems in Africa.

This regional conference will be held in conjunction with the 2019 CIGRE SC B4 Colloquium, from the 1st October to the 4th October 2019 at the Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Preferential Subjects

Papers related to the application of distributed energy resources and microgrids across all study committees are invited. Preference will be given to submissions in the fields of technology, planning, operations and markets as well as actual project and operational experience with focus on the following subjects:

  • Integration on DER within Transmission and Distribution networks
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Regional interconnections solutions
  • Electricity infrastructure resilience
  • Impact of distributed generation on existing equipment performance
  • Impact of distributed generation on power system protection schemes
  • Improvements in electricity access in Africa and developing countries
  • Environmental impact of the deployment of DER and microgrids
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telecommunications

 

Registration

Registration is now open.  Click here to view registration info.

Exhibitions

Exhibitors are welcome to contact the organising committee to enquire about exhibition space during the conference.

Committees and Enquiries

The symposium organizing and technical committees are composed of the following:

9th SA Regional Conference Organising Committee Chairperson: Sharon Mushabe
9th SA Regional Conference Technical Committee Chairperson: Khayakazi Dioka
Enquiries Anelja de Bok

anelja@activecapture.co.za

Submission of Abstracts and Papers

Participants wishing to present and publish papers should submit abstracts and papers by following instructions on this page.  All abstracts, papers and presentations must be in English. Please note that authors should be available to present at the regional conference. Click here for the abstract template  and Click here for the paper template.

 

Submission Instructions:

  1. Authors are requested to upload their submissions on the following page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cigreb4regionalsanc2 by creating an account and following the listed instructions.
  2. Click here for the Help Guide if required

 

Important dates

Receipt of Abstracts 31 January 2019 extended to 08 February 2019
Notification of acceptance 15th February 2019
Receipt of full paper 30th April 2019
Notification of final acceptance 30th June 2019

 

Preliminary Programme

Day Date Programme Venue
Tuesday 01-Oct-19 Tutorials – B4 Colloquium and Southern Africa Regional Conference Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
Welcome Cocktails Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
Wednesday 02-Oct-19 Paper Presentations and Exhibition –

B4 Colloquium and Southern Africa Regional Conference

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
Dinner :  Carnivore Restaurant

B4 Colloquium and Southern Africa Regional Conference

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
Thursday 03-Oct-19 Paper Presentations and Exhibition –

B4 Colloquium and Southern Africa Regional Conference

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
Friday 04-Oct-19 Technical Tours TBA

Details

Start:
October 1
End:
October 4
Website:
www.cigresa-events.co.za

Venue

Johannesburg, South Africa
See Details Alongside
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa

Organizer

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

Details

Start:
October 1
End:
October 4
Website:
www.cigresa-events.co.za

Venue

Johannesburg, South Africa
See Details Alongside
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa

Organizer

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