We are proud to announce the 25th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC 2017). This landmark occasion in the history of SAUPEC will be hosted by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Stellenbosch University in conjunction with South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). SAUPEC brings together academics and students in electrical engineering from the Southern African region to present research papers, network and expand the fraternity that has been built as part of the SAUPEC legacy since the first conference in 1990.

The conference will incorporate the Eskom TESP report-back meeting.

Technical topics

  • Power Generation
  • Transmission, Distribution and Reticulation Networks
  • Protection and System Automation
  • Quality of Supply, Reliability and Condition Monitoring
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Load Modelling and Demand Side Management
  • Energy Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Distributed and Embedded Generation
  • Smart Grids and Microgrids
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Energy Economics and Tariffs
  • Power Engineering Education

Continued Professional Education Points

SAUPEC is registered for Continued Professional Education (CPD) points.

Organising committee

General chair: Prof. Johan Vermeulen_

Technical chair: Prof. Toit Mouton

Financial chair: Dr. Johan Strauss

Conference secretariat:

Mrs. Gerda Geyer Mrs. Diana Kruger

Important dates

21 November 2016:

Paper submission deadline.

7 December 2016:

Notification of acceptance.

15 December 2016:

Submission deadline for final papers.

15 December 2016:

Registration fees due.


Call for Papers