Last chance to submit your abstracts for DistribuTECH 2013 Africa Conference

Last chance to submit your abstracts for DistribuTECH 2013 Africa Conference

(Source: DistribuTECH Africa). Speakers wishing to be part of the inaugural DistribuTECH Africa 2013 Conference list have until Friday 8 February 2013 to submit their abstracts, the organisers said yesterday.

“This is a chance to share your knowledge and experience as a speaker at this premier smart grid conference and exposition, which will bring together the entire spectrum of the power and water utility delivery industry all under one roof,” the organisers said.

The electricity distribution and transmission conference-expo, a brainchild of US-based PenWell Corporation, will take place on 30 October-1 November 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Speakers will have the chance to connect with power and water transmission and distribution leaders from around the world representing the following sectors:

♦ Grid operators

♦ Municipalities and distributors

♦ Utilities

♦ Independent power and water producers, and co-generators

♦ Power and water plant owners and operators

♦ Fuel and water suppliers

♦ Heavy industry representatives

A total of 60 topics are on offer at this conference, and potential speakers have a long list to choose from, and these include:

Power and water delivery

♦ Rate and tariff structures

♦ Power reliability and quality

♦ Revenue protection for utilities

♦ Systems to detect tampering on the grid

♦ Environmental protection and management

♦ Small scale sustainability renewable initiatives


  • Prepaid meters
  • Water metering
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) implementation
  • Environmental policy/trategy developments
  • Meter data management data analytics
  • Cyber security metering

Substation Automation

  • Network automation
  • Energy storage for grid Stability
  • Intelligent devices and sensors
  • Interoperability – grid automation standards
  • Grid automation investment
  • Funding grid automation projects

System Operation

  • Supervisory control and data
  • Acquisition systems (SCADA)
  • Phasor measurement – technology and applications
  • GIS/geospatial technologies
  • Grid monitoring and communication technologies
  • High voltage cable

Why attend?

Share your ideas and expert knowledge and experience with strategic and technical decision-makers and planners to:

  • Tackle critical regulations and issues
  • Discuss recent technical achievements and developments
  • Present significant research and trends that affects the future of the power industry
  • Network with leading industry and academic experts from around the globe
  • Foster public and private partnerships
  • Help ease the surging demand for power in the Africa region

Who is your audience?

  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Project developers and consulting engineers
  • Government and regulators
  • Industry consultants and advisors
  • Financial and legal professionals
  • Energy traders and investors

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*Photo courtesy of A power distribution line in Lagos, Nigeria.


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