24-25 January 2024 - Hosted by Stellenbosch University, South Africa


It is with great pleasure that we announce the 32 nd Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC 2024). This flagship Southern Africa regional conference will be hosted by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University 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


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: 

The paper template is available at

The paper submission website:

To submit your paper, you must create an account on the EasyChair website. If you have already created an account on the EasyChair website, you will be required to login before you may submit a paper.


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 submiited for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore's scope and quality requirements.


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


General Chair : Prof Maarten Kamper

Program Chairs : Mr Nelius Bekker and Dr Chantelle van Staden

Technical Chairs : Dr Johan Strauss, Dr Nkosinathi Gule, Dr Karen Garner, and Prof Rong-Jie Wang

Publication Chairs : Dr Justice Chihota and Prof Bernard Bekker

Publicity Chairs : Dr Arnold Rix, Dr Fred Mwaniki, Dr Armand du Plessis, and Mr Christo Nicholls

Conference secretariat: Mrs. Gerda Geyer (


Wallenberg Conference Centre @ STIAS, Stellenbosch University, 10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch.


The registration fee includes the following:

  • Conference proceedings in electronic format.
  • Lunch and brake refreshments.
  • Gala dinner on 24 January 2024.

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


01 June 2023 : 1 st Call for papers

16 October 2023 : Paper submission closes

17 November 2023 : Notification of acceptance

01 December 2023 : Camera-ready papers due and registration opens

24-25 January 2024 : Main conference