THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
HYBRID ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023
Thursday 23 March 2023
SAIEE House, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
17:30 for 18:00
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SAIEE Presidential Address 2023
by Prof Jan De Kock
Load-shedding – Can SA be saved?
Load-shedding is crippling South Africa. The estimated cost to the economy was as high as R899 million per day in 2022.  Load-shedding was implemented for 207 days in 2022, more than double the amount of 2021. 3773 hours of load-shedding was recorded in 2022, more than treble the hours of 2021 and the shed energy more than quadrupled in the same period.  Various options have been presented to solve the problem with small generators, PV plants, wind farms and battery storage being the most common suggestions. Can these technologies really solve our problems or are there hidden pitfalls people are not seeing? Are we just so desperate for electrical energy that we are willing to throw caution to the wind and endanger the lives of ordinary South Africans?
 SARB (reported by Bloemberg) 2023-02-07
 Eskom and CSIR 2022 report
RESUME OF PROF JAN DE KOCK
Jan de Kock started working in a power station two weeks after finishing his matric exams. Since then he graduated with a BEng, MEng and PhD in electrical engineering from Stellenbosch University. After graduating, he worked for Sasol for four years, spent seven years working as a consulting engineer at Netgroup and has since 2001 been a professor in electrical power engineering at North-West University.
He has academic interests in electrical machines, transformers, power system dynamics, protection systems and high-voltage engineering. He has published articles in scientific journals and presented technical papers at local and international conferences. He has served on several SABS committees and represented South Africa on the IEC TC14 committee on power transformers.
Prof de Kock is registered as a professional engineer with ECSA and is a fellow of the SAIEE. He has served on the SAIEE council for nine years in various roles. In 2013 he received the SAIEE presidential award and in 2018 the SAIEE engineering excellence award for his contribution to electrical engineering in South Africa.
2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting
3. Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended
30 November 2022
4. General Business
5. Induction of Incoming President – Prof Jan de Kock
6. Declaration of Election of Vice Presidents
7. Election of Auditors 2023
8. Election of Legal Advisors 2023
9. Declaration of Election of Honorary Vice President for 2023
10. Declaration of Election of Honorary Treasurer for 2023
11. Declaration of Election of Members of Council
12. Presidential Address – Prof Jan de Kock
13. Vote of thanks