It is with great pleasure that we announce the 31st Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC 2023). This flagship Southern Africa regional conference will be hosted by the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Johannesburg 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.




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

Topics of Interest:

  • Power System Analysis, Planning, Operation, and Control
  • Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Energy Power System
  • Data Science Applications to Power System
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in Power System
  • Smart Grids, Microgrids , Utility Applications and Virtual Power Plants
  • Business Model for Smart Grids and Microgrids
  • Power System Dynamics, Stability and Modeling
  • Industrial Automation, Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Control Center Applications
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Power Electronics and Energy Conversion
  • Emerging Technologies in Power Systems
  • Transmission, Distribution and Reticulation Networks
  • HVDC and High Voltage Engineering
  • Protection, Relaying and System Automation
  • Lightning Protection of Power and Transportation Systems
  • Power System Security and Risk Analysis
  • Cyber-physical Energy Systems and Cyber-security
  • Power Assets and Risk Management
  • Power Quality, Reliability and Condition Monitoring
  • Load Modelling and Demand Side Management
  • Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Savings
  • Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Storage, Devices and Systems
  • Electric Vehicles and Transportation Electrification
  • Distributed and Embedded Generation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Power Systems Communication
  • Energy Markets, Economics, Tariffs, Grid Codes and Policies
  • Power Engineering Education


The conference website is at Navigate to the 'Events' drop down menu, and click on 'SAUPEC'. Once the page has loaded, click on 'Upcoming SAUPEC Conference (SAUPEC 2023)'. The link to the page is:

Link: Easy Chair link to be added when available


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:

The paper template is available at


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. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore, subject to meeting IEEE Xplore's scope and quality requirements.

Camera ready versions of accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library, subject to IEEE Xplore rules.


The full conference programme will be made available on the conference website.


General Chair : Prof Pitshou Bokoro

Program Chair : Prof Kingsley Ogudo and Dr Bonginkosi Thango

Technical Chairs : Prof Suvendi Rimer and Dr. Mbika Muteba

Publication Chair : Dr Akintunde Alonge

Publicity Chair : Prof Pat Naidoo, Dr Johan Venter and Mr Sula Ntsaluba

Conference secretariat: Mrs. Gerda Geyer (


University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus, School of Tourism and Hospitality.


The registration fee includes the following:


01 August 2022 : 1st Call for papers

01 October 2022: Paper Submission Closes


14 November 2022: Paper Submission closes

20 November 2022: Notification of paper acceptance

09 December 2022: Camera-ready papers due and registration opens

24-26 January 2023 : Main conference