Ghana to host 2017 IEEE-PES Power Africa Confab in Accra
Ghana is to host the 2017 edition of the IEEE-PES PowerAfrica Conference in Accra on the theme: “Harnessing Energy, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) for Affordable Electrification of Africa.’’
The four- day conference to be held at the GIMPA Executive Conference Centre (GECC) from May 27 to 30, 2017, will be the first to be hosted by Ghana and will be attended by members and non-members of the Power and Energy Society,(PES) from all over Africa.
Participants are expected from the academia, telecommunication companies, technology companies, electric utility companies and energy industries.
According to the local Chairman of IEEE-PES PowerAfrica, Dr Eric Kuada, invitations have been sent to stakeholders, government agencies and target groups by the local organising committee.
He added that this year’s conference would feature presentations from International and national professionals on wide range of issues including power delivery regulations, investments and policies.
The conference will also feature a technical programme consisting of workshops, tutorials, plenary sessions, poster and oral presentations; to highlight innovations and challenges facing the power and energy industry in Africa.
An exhibition would be held concurrently as part of the conference for interested companies and individuals to showcase their various initiatives, innovations, technologies, products and achievements in the Power and Energy sectors.
Speakers at the conference include Bokar Ture – Solektra-Akon Lighting Africa, Tobiaz Bischof-Niemz – Head of Energy, CSIR South Africa and Ing. Samuel Boakye Appiah –Electricity Company of Ghana.
Interestingly, the IEEE Smart Village would participate in this year’s Power Africa Conference to be held in Ghana.
IEEE Smart Village is a group that stimulates social enterprise by providing renewable electrical systems, start up training and ongoing support to help poor energy-deprived communities globally to build towards sustainable prosperity.
The IEEE Power and Energy Society, the Planning Committee as well as the Local Organising Committee are optimistic that this year’s event will be a great success to the benefit of all participants.