Smart grid conference announced

January 12th, 2016, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize


The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) will be hosting its Smart Grid Conference at the Eskom Academy of Learning in Midrand between 23 and 25 February 2016. The conference will address the business and technology aspects associated with smart grids by providing a platform for industry to discuss cutting edge innovations in smart grid technology, including addressing how the current electricity grid and distribution network can be evolved to a smart grid.

In addition to local expert contributions, the following international experts in the area of smart grids will deliver a number of keynote presentations:

  • Prof. Massoud Amin, the director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota and considered to be the “father of smart grids”.
  • Prof. Qing-Guo Wang, currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore.
  • Kurt E. Yeager, the current vice chair of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, a non-profit organisation focused on transforming the reliability and value of the USA’s electricity services.
  • Lee Stogner, the president of the Vincula Group, a consultancy in the USA that specialises in the Internet of Things.
In addition to these four speakers, keynote addresses will also be presented by representatives from the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA), as well as a keynote presented by the chairman of Converged Partners.

The full and detailed programme can be found at SAIEE’s website:

The conference is being validated by the SAIEE and attendance will earn CPD credit for those delegates registered with ECSA.

Further details and updates on the conference is available on SAIEE’s website.

Contact Gerda Geyer, SAIEE, Tel 011 487-3003,



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