22nd Domestic Use of Energy Conference

February 9th, 2014, Published in Articles: Vector


The 22nd Domestic Use of Energy (DUE) conference will be held between 30 March and 2 April 2014 at the Cape Town campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The theme of the conference is the provision of electricity to all South Africans, with consideration for the environment.

The DUE conferences have, over the years, followed South Africa’s energy needs and the  focus has shifted from the provision of electrical energy to the underprivileged to sustainable energy; smart control systems; legislation and its implementation; the role of renewables; off-grid electricity supply and power purchase agreements through the tendering process. These challenges are particularly marked in rural and remote areas of developing countries.

Papers and workshops are targeted at establishing problem-solving partnerships. The workshop will focus on DC grids and smart systems. In South Africa, DC grids are very appropriate for rural areas situated far from the national grid and where DC is generated by solar panels, for example.

Contact Anneke de Klerk, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Tel 021 460-3660, due@cput.ac.za

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