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About The IEEE PES-IAS Power Africa conference 2019

Date: 20 – 23 August 2019

Location: International Training Institute (ITI), Abuja, Nigeria


The 2019 IEEE PES-IAS PowerAfrica Conference is a go-to event for engineers, technical managers, decision makers, research scientists and academics to interact, learn the latest technical advances in the field of electrical power and industrial renewable energy, and share their experiences.

It is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest international technical professional association with over 400,000 members worldwide.

This is the sixth event of this kind, after successful meetings in Zambia (2016), Ghana (2017) and South Africa (2018). The conference will be hosted by the IEEE Nigeria Section at the International Training Institute, Abuja, August 20-23, 2019. The event consists of a mix of plenary keynote speeches, tutorials, technical presentations from academia and industry as well as panel discussions on harnessing the advances in power technology for Africa’s electrification goals.

The theme of this year’s event is:   Power Economics and Energy Innovations in Africa.

The 2019 PowerAfrica conference will be organized around several subjects, namely:

•  Smart Energy Regulation and Policy 

•  Smart Grid Design and Security

•  Smart Technology Applications

•  Standards

•  IEEE-Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)

•  Petroleum and Chemical Industries Committee (Africa)

•  Industrial Renewable Energy

The conference plenary speakers include:

Sreekumar Nhalur, Prayas Energy Group, India

Daleep Mohla, DCM Electrical Consulting Services, USA

John Nelson, P.E., NEI Engineering, USA

James (Jim) R. White, Shermco, USA (Moderator)

The panelists at the panel discussions include:

1) Energy Opportunities in Africa

Moderator: Dr. Avoki Omekanda, General Motors


•  Jon Exel, World Bank

•  Dr. Robin Podmor, IEEE Smart Village

•  Dr. Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, Ghana Energy Commission

2) Advanced Rural Electrification 

Moderator: Engr. John Ayodele, COO, Ibadan Distribution System, NG


•  Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, MD Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency

•  Dr. Ohiare Sanusi, NG

•  Prof. Eli Bala, DG Nigeria Energy Commission

•  Sreekumar Nhalur,  Prayas (Energy Group), India 

3) Challenges of Entrepreneurship in African Energy Sector


•  Jude Numfor–CEO, Reliable Energy Innovators, Cameroon

•  Mohamed El-Dallal, Co-founder&CEO, Innovideas LLC, Egypt

•  Sulaiman Yusuf–Suleiman Yusuf, CEO Blue Camel Energy, NG

•  Mark Mugisha-Key Founder, SolarNow Services, Uganda

4) Impact Assessment: Design & Diagnostics


•  Monica LaBiche Brown, Founder & ED, Africa Development Promise

•  Lwanga Herbert, IEEE Uganda Section

•  Sampath Veeraraghavan, IEEE SIGHT

•  Sean Masaki Flynn, Scripps College, USA

5) Electrical Safety and Standards Panelists

•  John Nelson, NEI Engineering, USA

•  Daleep Mohla, DCM Electrical Consulting Services, USA

•  Sreekumar Nhalur, Prayas (Energy Group), India – Tentative

•  Geisel Custodio, ASEP – Engenharia, Angola – Tentative

•  Marcelo Valdes, ABB, USA – Tentative

•  Engr. Tasiu Wudil, NERC, Nigeria – Tentative

Important Dates

Conference Date: August 20-23, 2019

Early Bird Registration: June 30, 2019