About Africa smart grid forum

3rd Africa Smart Grid Forum

The 3rd Africa Smart Grid Forum, 2018 is co-organized by the Rwanda Government through the Rwanda Convention Bureau and the African Electro technical Commission (AFSEC), in collaboration with the African Energy Commission (AFREC) from 1 to 4 October 2018. The Forum is composed of high level policy plenary sessions, followed by parallel technical sessions bringing together International and African technical experts. The Forum includes an exhibition for international and continental companies and organizations providing technology solutions and institutional support to enable smart grid implementation. Companies and organizations seeking to participate in the exhibition or sponsorship opportunities should contact the Forum organizers in Kigali.

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Christine Kembabazi, telephone: +250 788479032 email: christine.kembabazi@rcb.rw, and Ejidia Dusabe, telephone: +250 788756910 email: ejidia.dusabe@rcb.rw
The participants in this Forum will include industry and utilities leaders, experts, international, continental, and regional institutions, investors and development partners.

Forum Objectives
1- To quantify the potential of Smart Grid technologies, to accelerate sustainable access to electricity for the African people.
2- To demonstrate the role of Smart Grid technologies, to invigorate businesses and generate employment within the African continent.
3- To identify impediments against deployment of Smart Grid technologies.
4- To propose measures to expedite Smart Grids to increase electrification across the continent.
5- Standardization for sustainable Smart Grid Technologies or Infrastructure

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System Architect GE Grid Solutions &

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Senior Lecturer and the Head of Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department in Accra Technical University

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Hardware Systems Architect at Landis+Gyr, Northfields, UK &

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Electrical Superintendent, Technical Services at Kipevu Thermal Power Plant, Mombasa Kenya &

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Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering &

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dynamic Electrical and Automation Engineer &

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