25 - 27 January 2022, hosted by Durban University of Technology, South Africa (Note: Venue TBA)

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 30th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC 2022). This flagship Southern Africa regional conference will be hosted by Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Durban University of Technology in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). SAUPEC brings together experts from the industry, academics and students in engineering, computer science and information technology to present research papers, network, and expand the fraternity that has been built as part of the SAUPEC legacy. The conference will incorporate the Eskom Tertiary Education Support Programme (TESP) report-back meeting.


2021/08/27: Authors of Papers must submit their papers via the paper submissions website, EasyChair. Click here to access the EasyChair website now.

2021/10/08: To view the SAUPEC 2022 programme, click here.



We invite you to submit original papers in any area, including but not limited to:

Topics of Interest:

  • Power Generation, Large-scale Power Projects and Financing
  • Super-Grid, Power Pools, Smart Grids, Microgrids and Nanogrids
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power System
  • Industrial Automation, Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Control Center Applications
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • High Power Electronics
  • Advanced Electrical Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Transmission, Distribution and Reticulation Networks
  • HVDC and High Voltage Engineering
  • Protection, Relaying and System Automation
  • Cyber-physical Systems, Cyber-security and Power System Security
  • Quality of Supply, Reliability and Condition Monitoring
  • Load Modelling and Demand Side Management
  • Energy Harvesting, Management, Conversion, Consumption and Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Storage, Devices and Systems
  • Distributed and Embedded Generation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Geomagnetically Induced Currents and Space Phenomena on Power Systems
  • Power System Control, Stability, Modeling, Computation, and Optimization
  • Power Systems Communication
  • Energy Markets, Economics, Tariffs, Grid Codes and Policies
  • Power Engineering Education, Super Learning, Distance Learning


The conference website is at www.saiee.org.za


Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers in the above research fields. Papers, with maximum length of six pages, are to be prepared in accordance with the IEEE format available on the conference website. Authors must upload their papers to the Paper Submission website, EasyChair: Click here to access the EasyChair website


Full papers will be assessed by at least two reviewers. Papers accepted by the review panel will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers not accepted by the review panel may be presented as posters but will not be included in the proceedings. The full review policy is available on the conference website. Papers will be submitted to IEEE to be uploaded on IEEE Xplore after IEEE has approved the conference.


You can access the Conference Program by clciking on the following link: SAUPEC 2022 Conference Programme.

Note that the programme is available in PDF format for reading and/or download.


Chairs: Prof Inno Davidson (General), Dr Musasa Kabeya (Technical), Dr Elutunji Buraimoh (Publication).

Conference secretariat: Mrs. Gerda Geyer ( geyerg@saiee.org.za).


Venue is TBA. Please check back here regularly for updates.



The registration fee includes the following:

  • Conference proceedings in electronic format.

· The registration form will be made available on the conference website and available from secretariat.


16 August 2021: 1st Call for papers

01 November 2021: Paper submission closes

9 December 2021: Notification of acceptance

15 December 2021: Camera-ready papers due and registration opens

27 January 2022: TESP report-back meeting

25-27 January 2022: Main conference