The African Utility Week conference has announced that all registered engineers will qualify for CPD (continuing professional development) credits when they attend this year’s massive power and utility event in Cape Town in May this year.

AUW logoValidation will be done through the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and all registered members of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) will qualify for between 2 and 3.5 CPD credits.

African Utility Week is the largest power and utility conference and exhibition in Africa and is held 18-22 May 2009. The conference attracts thousands of delegates to the Mother City to consider and discuss investment, new technologies and the technical and capacity challenges faced by Africa’s power utility sector.

Developments across the world put Africa in the position where the continent has the opportunity to ‘leap frog’ into the future – learning from the experiences of others and embracing best practice at the onset. Reflecting this, the theme for this year’s African Utility Week is ‘smart power choices for Africa’ and the programme is a continuation of this theme.

The conference has been streamlined into three distinct tracks: Generation Africa; Transmission and Distribution Africa; and Metering, Billing/CRM Africa and each session will give opportunities for discussions on technologies, in-depth examination of case studies and forward thinking to the utility of the future.

Encompassing the conference, exhibition and pre-conference workshops, African Utility Week offers unique training, networking and discussion platforms in which to demonstrate how utilities can be more efficient and offer cost-effective services through improved infrastructure maintenance, load management, delivery and revenue management choices. Or, how utilities can be or operate ‘smarter’.

Other features of the event include a post conference Generation site-visit to the Darling Wind Farm, Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant and the Ankerlig OCGH power station. A Transmission and Distribution site visit to the City of Cape Town’s "new generation" substation, the Delft off-grid community and a tour of DSM sites across the Mother City.

For more information on the programme, please contact Claire Volkwyn: claire.volkwyn@spintelligent.com or
Nicolaas Loretz: nicolaas.loretz@spintelligent.com
For registrations, contact Jimina Schmidt: jimina.schmidt@spintelligent.com or call +27 21 700 3500