Welcome to the website for the Domestic Use of Energy conference to be held in Cape Town from the 3 – 5 April 2018. <!–

Conference theme

Globally 1.456 billion people (18% of the world’s population) do not have access to electricity, of these 83% live in rural areas. And less than 10% of the rural population has access to electricity. In South Africa, because of the electrification drive since the late 1980’s, the electrification rate has increased considerably to about 75%, which is considerably higher than the average for the African continent which is about 45%. But there are still about 1.5 million households located in remote areas, which are unlikely to be connected to the grid in the near future. So the focus during this conference will be on assisting the Electrification process and extending the options available to especially the rural population.

Important dates

Please submit an abstract as soon as possible to indicate your intention to submit a paper (200 – 220 words)
Submission of papers in accordance with DUE guidelines. Submission before the deadline will allow for papers to be corrected in accordance with recommendations by referees rather than non-acceptance. (Updated paper guidelines: HERE)
Notification of acceptance.
Abstract for workshop contributions(to be distributed to the delegates). These will not be refereed by the organisers.
Please try to submit documents before the above deadlines as the deadlines provided are the dates that the documents will be send to the printers.

Jointly organised by

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (SA Section)
South African Association of Energy Services Companies (SAAES)
The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)
SA Institute of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (SAIRAC)
Association of Municipal Electrical Undertakings (AMEU)
SA Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC)
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
The Haue Univ. of Applied Science
University of Stellenbosch (US)
University of Cape Town (UCT)
North West University (NWU)
City of Cape Town

The organisers can be contacted at:

Domestic Use of Energy Secretariat
Tel +27 21 959-4330
Fax +27 86 778 0257
E-mail: due@cput.ac.za
Registration is now open - here.
Programme and venue information
  • Programme outline, including outing detail - here.
  • Draft Programme - here.
  • Conference Brochure - here.
Paper template
Please use the new template. The evaluation criteria are listed in the paper template document, which can be found here.
Document archive
Links to the document archive with additional instructions - here.
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