Domestic Use of Energy Conference (DUE 2019) Topics

Energy access
Energy affordability
Mini-grids, nano-grids and smart grids
E-mobility
Smart metering and AMI
Energy efficiency, air conditioning and heat pumps
Renewable energy and power electronics
Appliances and smart appliances
Low voltage DC and DC Home standards
Energy Management, Ambient Intelligence
IoT in Energy
Green Energy
Energy Modelling

Energy Solutions for the Cities of the 4th Industrial Revolution

In line with World Bank initiative for universal access to energy and sustainable energy for all, various solutions are being implemented and monitored for their efficiency. Among the solutions for increasing universal access to electricity are off grid electrification such as solar, diesel and hybrid systems.The humble home, from Cape to Cairo, from Beijing to Fez or London to Calcutta, remain the focus of energy use that is critical to most people. This home is now almost universally tied into not only an energy use nexus, but also a transportation and communication one.In the fourth revolution new energy technologies will feature. The efficiency and flexibility of energy use will improve with intelligent monitoring and connectivity of devices.  Low-cost renewable energy, and perhaps bio-energy through genetic modification, 3D-printed nuclear reactors, fusion power and carbon capture, offer cheaper, cleaner energy. How will these technologies influence and impact
on the Domestic Use of Energy? These are questions we can explore at the 2019 DUE Conference. Increasingly new and novel energy demands will also appear – household robot servants, human exoskeletons, hyperloops, long-distance commuting in autonomous vehicles, hypersonic plane travel, and space holidays. Solar roofs, batteries and electric vehicles will increasingly offer a new way for individuals to create and sell energy services, even if end uses do not change much.The conference will host a FULL DAY Workshop on Microgrids which will also award CPD points for attendance.Come to the African and International DUE 2019!
The conference is a celebration of the convenience of electricity and investigates new ways to “do more with the energy you use” – productive use of a strategic resource by an ever expanding base of consumers in both the residential and business sector means that South Africa can grow its economy thanks to a reliable electricity supply.Enjoy Wellington, an idyllic town 40 minutes from Cape Town, at the finest time of the year! At the same time, please join the local drive to conserve water – our other most precious resource.

Domestic Use of Energy Conference

25-27 March 2019
We invite you to attend and contribute to the Conference, The conference is a celebration of the convenience of electricity and investigates new ways to “do more with the energy you use” – productive use of a strategic resource by an ever expanding base of consumers in both the residential and business sector means that South Africa can grow its economy thanks to a reliable electricity supply. Enjoy Wellington, and idyllic town 40 minutes from, Cape Town at the finest time of the year! At the same time, please join the local drive to conserve water – our other most precious resource.
Full day workshop on Microgrids / Eskom
Conference fee including workshop R3500. 10% discount for early bird registration
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Important dates
1 December 2018 Submission of abstracts (200 – 220 words).
14 December 2018 Notification of Abstract acceptance.
14 January 2018 Full paper Submission of papers in accordance with DUE guidelines. Submission of full manuscript prepared in accordance with guidelines. Submission before the deadline will allow for papers to be corrected in accordance with recommendations by referees rather than non-acceptance. (For guidelines go to http://www.energyuse.org.za/due/)

14 February 2019 Notification of paper acceptance
28 February 2019 Final version of paper submission
Conference abstracts should be submitted online using the template on the conference webpage www.energyuse.org.za/due/ To register, please complete the registration form under “Registration” on the conference webpage and submit it to due@cput.ac.za
We look forward to welcoming you – and as many of your colleagues as you can bring with you!