POWER-GEN AFRICA & DISTRIBUTECH AFRICA 2018
CONFERENCE THEMES & TOPICS

Please see below a list of the POWER-GEN Africa & DistribuTECH Africa 2018 Conference Themes and Topics. The Call for Papers for which we will be accepting abstracts on these below topics is currently OPEN with a Submission Deadline of 8 January 2018. For further information regarding the Call for Papers for the 2018 Conference please see below:

CLICK HERE for the 2018 Call for Papers PDF | CLICK HERE for 2018 Abstract Submittal Instructions

ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY STRATEGY













KEY MARKET TRENDS
Trends in electricity demand Fuel choices, trends & costs Electricity pricing, tariffs and subsidies Government/municipal policies & planning Security of supply Rural electrification Microgrids Environmental & renewable energy strategies Managing aging assets Capacity building, skills and training Interconnections and power pools Gas to power programmes Impact of Digitalisation

MARKET MODELS & REGULATION
Country or regional analyses Market design, policy & regulation Power pools & energy trading Unbundling & privatization Legal & regulatory frameworks System planning & management Trends in distributed generation Environmental policy and regulation

PROJECTS, PLANNING & FINANCE
Legal & contractual issues Project structures Attracting investment Finance & lending models Multilateral lending & export credit Asset management Contractor issues Project case studies

INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
Power plant development Grid development Decentralised energy solutions Optimization of electricity production Energy Efficiency System design Independent power programmes Managing fuel supplies Integration of renewables Captive power solutions  

FOSSIL BASED GENERATION


POWER PLANT TECHNOLOGY
Coal plant technology Steam turbines Gas turbines Combined cycle plants Boilers & HRSGs Reciprocating engines Cooling systems Coal gasification Emissions control Generators Digital technology Hybrid plants Flexible generation Co-firing Balance of plant

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
Maintenance & outage management Maintaining power quality Staff training Plant optimization Refurbishment & life extension Materials handing Heating & cooling systems Flexible operation Case studies

NUCLEAR POWER

NUCLEAR POWER STRATEGY
Nuclear power in Africa South Africa’s nuclear programme Other global nuclear experiences Localisation

NUCLEAR POWER TECHNOLOGY
Large reactor designs Small modular reactors Safety issues Supply chain Waste storage  Fuel management

 

POWER DELIVERY & CUSTOMERS





























UTILITY & MUNICIPALITY BUSINESS
Policy & regulation Customer engagement Revenue realisation Infrastructure investment Business models Digitalisation Integrated demand management Approach to cost of supply study Network planning & design Asset management New revenue streams Impact of alternative and distributed generation

POWER DELIVERY
Infrastructure management Network planning & design Transformers/switchgear Standards, rules & regulations Power quality Overhead line design, selection & maintenance Electrification Energy storage for grid support Renewable initiatives/integration Managing cable networks

METERING
Advanced metering infrastructure Funding of AMI Pre-paid meters Smart meters Substation metering Automatic meter reading Data analytics

SYSTEM AUTOMATION
Back office support Cyber security Data analytics Communication technology Network automation Smart technology Grid automation standards Grid sensors System modelling Technology as a business enabler

SYSTEM OPERATION
SCADA Energy management systems Grid monitoring Asset maintenance: transformers, switchgear, overhead lines Field service management Equipment monitoring/testing Cabling HVDC/HVAC

WORKFORCE
Occupational health & safety Workforce productivity Recruitment, development & training Resource modelling

RENEWABLE ENERGY



PLANNING & FINANCE
Planning, forecasts, assessments Renewable projects & opportunities Financing renewable projects Renewable policy & regulation Risk & security assessment Support mechanisms Grid access & integration

TECHNOLOGIES & PROJECTS
Hydropower Wind energy Solar energy PV and CSP Biomass Geothermal Wave & tidal Waste to energy Hybrid designs Operations & maintenance Energy storage systems Rural electrification