Call for papers issued for sub-Sahara’s premier power conference and expo

About PennWell

Established in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a leading international multimedia provider of business intelligence, producing 45 print and online publications, and over 60 conference and exhibitions, research, databases, Internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets. PennWell POWER-GEN conferences and exhibitions are the world’s leading business-to-business power generation events, together connecting over 50,000 industry professionals each year. In addition to its headquarters in Tulsa, USA, PennWell has offices throughout the world, including England, Germany, Russia and Hong Kong, to provide its customers and partners with a truly global service.


PennWell Corporation has issued a call for papers for POWER-GEN Africa 2014, the leading international conference for the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

Following the success of the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa conference in 2012, which saw 228 conference addresses over three days with over 2,000 attendees, POWER-GEN Africa 2014 will again focus at a high level on the key issues impacting the region’s power generation stakeholders.

POWER-GEN Africa 2014, to be staged in Cape Town, South Africa, from 17-19 March 2014, will address local and international experts and professionals from energy intensive industries, and officials and ministers from the national and regional political spheres who are tasked with energy policy.

The three day event will also feature a multi-track conference to explore the theme Solutions for Africa’s Energy Future and an exhibition where the leading suppliers from both the international and African power sectors will demonstrate their latest technologies and solutions to a power-hungry audience.

The second POWER-GEN Africa will take place in tandem with DistribuTECH Africa in Cape Town, and is expected to again attract large numbers of attendees from across Africa. At the inaugural event, 63 countries from 6 continents were represented. A dominant 66% of the conference and exhibition attendees were from across Africa. 93% of attendees said they found POWER-GEN Africa important to achieving their business objectives, and 100% of attendees surveyed said POWER-GEN Africa fulfilled their expectations.

The 2014 conference and exhibition will focus both on conventional power generation and the rapidly emerging alternative power generation sector.

Over three tracks: Strategic, Technical and Renewable Energy, POWER-GEN Africa will provide a platform for expert insights into strategies, trends and technologies to drive the sub-Saharan power sector. A POWER-GEN Africa Best Paper Award will be given for the most interesting, relevant and innovative paper in each POWER-GEN Africa conference track as judged by members of the Conference Advisory Board.

Key topics identified for discussion by speakers this year include:

· Market Trends

· Strategic Planning

· Market Structure and Regulation

· Project Issues

· Nuclear Power

· Financing

· Policy & Regulation

· Wind Technology

· Solar Technology

· Biomass

· Geothermal

· Operations and Maintenance

· Grid Integration

· Energy Storage Systems

· Rural Electrification

· Emerging Renewables

· Hybrid Power Plants

· Improving Forecasting and Resource Assessment

· Hydro Technology

The expert speakers selected by the advisory board will deliver advanced papers to an audience of power and heat producers and plant owners, public sector power officials, strategic investors, engineers, traders and trade media, among others.

For more information about the topics to be addressed, and to submit abstracts for consideration, visit . The abstract submission deadline is 31 May 2013.

DistribuTECH Africa 2014, with its theme Equipping Utilities for the Future, is likewise expected to draw an audience of local and international leaders, planners, technical experts, suppliers, investors, regulators and policy makers in the electricity Transmission and Distribution industry. For further information visit


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