African Utility Week, 19 – 22 May 2008, Cape Town, South Africa

The research and production for the fourth annual African Utility Week conference is now underway. The event is scheduled to take place from 19 to 22 May 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa.

African Utility Week is Africa’s largest technology and strategy event for the power and utility sector. The event’s unique training, networking and discussion platforms will demonstrate how utilities can be more efficient and offer cost-effective services through improved infrastructure maintenance, load management, delivery and revenue management choices.

This has become the annual forum for African and international experts to come together and discuss strategies as well as technical improvements to the power, water and gas industry.

The programme includes a number of elements, amongst them are:

Metering, Billing/CRM Africa
Generation and Transmission Seminar
Power Lifestyle Smart living
Preparations for the hosting of Africa’s first ever FIFA World Cup in South Africa

If you would like to participate as a speaker to share your experiences of a recent or on-going project or initiative, please SEND YOUR ABSTRACT TODAY!
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The provisional list of conference topic streams includes (but is not limited to):

Metering, Billing/CRM Africa:
Revenue protection, asset security, standardisation, strategic and regulatory issues, investment, tariffs, smart grid, cross border metering and billing, load management, broadband over power line, prepayment, vending systems, advanced metering, AMR, data mining, customer relationship management.

Generation and Transmission Seminar:
Construction, maintenance, asset management, refurbishment, finance, industrial electrification, de-mothballing, power pooling, IPPs, co-generation, standardisation, super grids, renewable energy, planning, load management.

Power Lifestyle – Smart Living:
Energy efficiency, demand side management, ESCOs, renewable energy, smart metering, load management, CDM, new technologies, regulatory developments.

For more information, please contact Emmanuelle Nicholls:
Phone: +27 21 700 3500; Fax: +27 21 700 3501