Women in Engineering



Women in Engineering
On 17 August the SAIEE and IEEE will host a joint event at Stellenbosch University to celebrate Women in Engineering
Event Name: Women in Engineering
Presenter(s): Ms. Kimenthrie Pillay
Event Date: 17 August 2017
Event Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Event Type: Lecture
Event Theme: Women in Engineering
Venue: Lecture Hall E202, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building, University of Stellenbosch, Corner of Bosman Street and Banghoek Street, Stellenbosch
Province: Western Cape
Cost: FREE - RSVP
RSVP From: 11 August 2017
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Event Contact: Heinrich Rudman
admin.wcape@saiee.org.za
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Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering - Crowd-sourcing Energy Poverty Data: The Opportunity of Mobile Phone Technology

About the Talk...

Access and affordability of energy services are complex issues that differ between households. Surveys are a good way of understanding energy use, but are costly to run, take time to deploy and target a few households in a sample group. The Data Huddle method allows users to use their own mobile phones to submit surveys about their energy consumption over long periods of time. Users get valuable feedback through energy consumption and can access the survey in three different languages. Researchers can also access incoming data in real time, allowing them to refine questions or add more in depth questions to improve the quality of the survey.

About the Speaker...

Kimenthrie Pillay is a young and innovative sustainable energy consultant based in Cape Town. As part of her MPhil in Energy and Sustainable Development at the University of Cape Town she developed a data collection method specifically for use in low income households to collect continuous data on energy consumption and behaviour on entry-level cell phones. Thrie Energy Collective was founded as a platform to apply this method to broader contexts and to enrich energy and development practices with well-backed research and science. Prior to founding Thrie Energy Collective, Kimenthrie worked extensively on improving and diversifying low income energy service delivery in the Energy and Climate Change Unit at the City of Cape Town.

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