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It co-sponsors more than 1800 annual conferences worldwide, curating cutting-edge content for all technical fields of interest within IEEE; which are driven through its societies for example Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS), Photonics Society, Communication Society (ComSoc) and Computer Society (CS).

PowerAfrica Conference

PowerAfrica 2020 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. The conference will feature keynote addresses and invited presentations by distinguished scientists and engineers.

The Seventh Annual IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference (PAC 2020) will be held virtually from August 25 to August 28, 2020 and is co-sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS).

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).


You will enjoy a program that covers topics such as:

Advances in Energy Systems

  • Renewable energy resources, grid integration
  • Electric transportation, energy harvesting and storage technologies
  • Smart grids, micro-grids, metering design and cyber security
  • Grid integration technologies – IoT, cloud and fog computing Energy efficiency for residential, commercial and industrial applications
  • Power system planning, energy pricing policies, and retail markets
  • Monitoring and evaluation of rural/urban power projects
  • Challenges and opportunities of accessible power, privatization, policy, and tariffs
  • Electrical safety, power system protection & standards Power engineering education

Innovations in Components and Systems

  • Power electronic converters and control systems
  • Power conversion topologies, modulation and control
  • Modeling and control of components, converters and systems
  • Electric machines, drive systems and topologies
  • Passive components and materials
  • Power electronic packaging, integration and advanced manufacturing
  • Reliability, advanced fault protection systems, diagnostics, prognostics and equipment health management
  • FACTS, power quality, EMI and EMC