Theme: Sustainable and Smart Energy Revolutions for Powering Africa

Dear Authors,
Due to the Coronavirus, if there should be travel restrictions or if the 2020 IEEE/PES PowerAfrica Conference should have to cancel, the Power & Energy Society has developed an alternate way for accepted conference papers to be presented and then posted to Xplore post conference.  If the restrictions do affect the PowerAfrica Conference, the details will be communicated to registered authors. 



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PowerAfrica Conference

IEEE PowerAfrica is a premier conference providing a forum for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss latest research findings, ideas, and emerging technologies and applications in the area of power systems integrations, business models, technological advances, policies and regulatory frameworks for the African continent. IEEE PowerAfrica 2020 will include keynote addresses and invited presentations by distinguished scientists and engineers within the context of the SPES vis-à-vis Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

While previous editions of the conference have been held in Johannesburg, South Africa (’07 and ’12), Livingston, Zambia (’16), Accra, Ghana (‘2017), Cape Town, South Africa (’18), Abuja, Nigeria (’19), the 2020 edition will be in Nairobi, Kenya.


Important Dates for Conference Papers

  • Conference Date: August 25th-28th, 2020
  • Call for Papers Open: 14th November, 2019
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 20th March, 2020  17th April, 2020 (extended)
  • Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 3rd May, 2020
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 31st May, 2020
  • Early Bird Registration: 30th June, 2020