Conference information


The fourteenth international conference on the “Industrial & Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE)” offers a forum for professionals, manufacturers, distributors and installers to discuss and develop the latest developments of the effective use of all forms of energy.

The emphasis is on improving energy efficiency, and implementing demand side management.

The conference will therefore focus on load management, and it will provide cutting-edge “real world” solutions to do more with less energy, by reducing energy losses and related costs. Technologies to improve overall performance in industrial plants, business, institutional and government facilities will also be addressed.

Participants will be informed of the latest regulatory and market trends and get first-hand reports on successful projects.

Delegates will explore the complete spectrum of resources now offered by energy service providers to help reduce energy costs, analyse energy data and develop demand side management.

Conference Focus

ICUE focuses on promoting sustainable development particularly in Southern African countries, through the effective use of energy. Developing as well as developed countries jointly face many challenges of a global nature. Technical, economic, social and environmental issues will find a place in the envisaged plenary and theme sessions. Managing the rising cost of energy in all sectors has become an important issue. It is
therefore necessary to address effective energy production and management in commerce and industry in order to reduce operational costs.

For this to happen, the country’s skills training programmes have to be revisited. Energy efficiency and the implementation of effective energy saving measures and strategies remain very important.

Delegates will share practical experiences from the floor after presentations by experts in the field. The outcome will be innovative solutions, ensuring the wise use of energy, and a sustainable energy future.

Each ICUE conference has a workshop where experts from industry are invited to address a specific topic and delegates are invited to discuss challenges and solutions which lead to recommendations and items which need to be researched by academics.


14 August 10:00 Industrial visit
18:00 Meet and greet function
15–16 August Conference
15 August Conference dinner


  1. Demand-side management and Energy Management
  2. Energy use in mines and industry, including crushers, pumps, hoists, ice storage, etc
  3. Heating Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  4. Africampus: Energy used on campus
  5. Climate change and environmental issues
  6. Lighting
  7. Transport
  8. Energy Audits and M&V
  9. Energy Strategies
  10. Power generation, transmission and Distribution
  11. Renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Biogas, Hydro, etc.)
  12. Tariffs, metering and cost of electricity

Submission of abstracts and papers

Submission of abstracts of about 200 words prior to paper submission is appreciated
1 June 2017 Submission of final paper in accordance with ICUE guidelines.
(For guidelines go to

Acceptance of paper: Within four weeks of submission
Participants at workshops only need to submit an abstract by 1 June 2017 and a document with more detail about the presentation by 30 July 2017.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Attendance qualifies for CPD points with ECSA for professional registration. ICUE papers that pass the peer review process will be published in our proceedings and submitted for potential publication in IEEE Xplore


Energy Efficiency in Refrigeration

The desired outcomes of the workshop will be:

  • to showcase efficiency in Refrigeration
  • to identify ways to ensure that energy efficient equipment is used
  • to identify cost effective ways of refurbishing existing equipment with more efficient equipment
  • to discuss and develop effective ways to market energy efficiency for the benefit of all and the public awareness of environmental issues.


Companies are encouraged to exhibit their products at the conference. Contact the Conference Secretariat for further information. Early registration will secure a good exhibition site.

For Authors

Registration fees

Registration fee ranges from R5 500 (USD 425) down to R2 772.

Full Conference fee R5 500
Full Industrial visit fee R275
With the following discounts:
Presenting Authors 20%
Full time academics 10%
Full time students 30%
Early bird (if paid before 19 June) 10%

Limited funds are available for the registration fees of deserving delegates in financial need.
Conference fees are payable before or on 28 July 2017.

Document archive

Links to the document archive with additional instructions.


Industrial & Commercial Use of Energy Secretariat
Tel: +27 21 959-4330
Fax +27 86 778 0257

Convenor: Prof Nico Beute
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Conference Venue

Belmont Square is positions in the well-established, historical area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, easily accessible, it is 10 minutes from the Cape Town CBD and a mere 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Belmont Square offers professional service in a modern, yet elegant environment an excellent venue for conferences.

Paper template
Please use the following template. The evaluation criteria are listed in the paper template document, which can be found here.
Programme and venue information
Programme Outline.

The programme gives the times and titles of presentations while the programme outline gives an overview of the presenters and all aspects of the conference including the industrial visit on the 14th and the conference dinner on the 15th

The programme and programme outline may be updated. Please check back.

Copyright form
The copyright transfer form can be found on the Submissions page in both DOCX and PDF formats.