The Smart Grid Conference series is hosted by the South African Institute for Electrical Engineers (SAIEE).

Formed in 1909, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers now has 6000 members who are professionally engaged in the full range of engineering activities, including

academic research, manufacturing, electronics, telecommunications, measurement and control, mining, and power infrastructural services.


Smart Grids are the next generation of electrical distribution networks that incorporate and make use of information and communications technology (ICT) to dynamically manage the electrical grid in terms of balancing supply and demand in real time.

Smart Grids provide the ability for information to be gathered, such as the behavior of suppliers and consumers, and for this information to be used in an automatic fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, sustainability and economics of generating and distributing electricity.

The theme for this year is: Service Delivery for a Smarter Africa. On the basis of improved efficiency and economics, it is strongly believed that the deployment of Smart Grids in South Africa and sub Saharan Africa would be of significant benefit in terms of improving service delivery in this Region.

The 2017 Conference draws on the success of the inaugural Conference that was held in February 2016, but has expanded to include a much wider eco-system including topics such as Smart Cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The program will also draw on plenary speakers from a number of the BRICS countries, in addition to speakers from Europe and the US.

Delegates attending the Conference will benefit from shared best practice and learn about the latest global trends within Smart Grids and the associated eco-system.


ONLY 300 tickets will be made available. Make sure to book your seat as soon as possible!

Electrical Engineers and technical personnel involved in the supply and distribution of electrical energy as well as in telecommunications, and who have a keen interest in the future evolution of utility networks will gain significant benefit from attending the Conference. Computer engineers and personnel involved in big data analytics would also find value.




(incl. VAT)


(incl. VAT)

Before 31 July 2017 R3 960 R5 346
Before 8 September 2017 R4 752 R5 940


Group Registration Discount:

  • 2 – 5 delegates from same organization: 5%
  • 6 + delegates from same organization: 10%


The 2nd SAIEE Smart Grid Conference will take place at the Eskom Conference Centre, located in Dale Road, Midrand.

S 25′ 59.32′   E 28′ 10.14′


Media Partnership

Benefit packages are customised to ensure that they are aimed at achieving the specific objectives of each sponsor. The collection of recommended sponsorship benefits are designed to increase the exposure and positioning of your organisation and its brand. We’d be happy to customise a package for you that meets your organisational objectives.

Contact Marius Mostert for more information: sponsorship.2017smartgrid@saiee.org.za

Contact Us

If you have an queries, please feel free to contact us!


Email: saiee@idna.co.za


Raj Naidoo: technicalchair.2017smartgrid@saiee.org.za

George Debbo:  chairman.2017smartgrid@saiee.org.za