Call For Papers

The 10th IEEE PES & IAS PowerAfrica Conference (PAC 2023) will be hosted in Marrakech, Morocco from November 06 to 10, 2023. The conference theme is Affordable and Clean Energy (SGD7) for Africa.

PowerAfrica 2023 is the leading conference on the African continent focused on addressing its power and energy challenges. The conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers, policy makers and practitioners from Africa and beyond to share and discuss research findings, innovative ideas, emerging technologies and solutions to pressing challenges in the African energy sector. We invite researchers who work outside of the continent to come learn from the energy innovations emanating from Africa and share innovations and experiences from other regions of the world.

“The paper submission and review process are now closed.  Authors (at least one per paper) must register before October 6th for the paper to be included in the conference program.  Note that one “Full conference registration” (not student or 1 day) must be associated with each paper.  One full registration allows for two papers (extra cost applies for more than two papers).  Also, in-person presentation is required for the paper to be included in IEEE Xplore after the conference.”

Types of Submissions

1. Full papers

Full papers report on original research in full. Literature reviews relevant to the conference themes may also be considered. Full papers may be up to 5 pages in length following the IEEE conference paper format.

2. Short papers

Short papers are limited to 3 pages in length and may present early or complete research results, case studies, best practices and perspectives relevant to the conference themes. Practitioners, policy makers and private sector actors are encouraged to use this as a venue to share best practices, case studies and perspectives from practice in the field.

3. Postgraduate forum papers

Papers submitted to the postgraduate forum should follow the same guidelines as full papers. The postgraduate forum is designed to create an environment in which postgraduate students (or recent graduates), primarily at the masters and PhD level, can share their on-going research with peers and experienced researchers. The forum will be organized as a poster session however, high quality submissions to the postgraduate forum of more mature research will be considered for publication in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Paper submission opens
Feb 17, 2023
Paper submission deadline
May 05, 2023
May 31, 2023
June 23, 2023
Notification of acceptance
June 30, 2023
July 31, 2023
Invited sessions & workshops submission deadline
June 30, 2023
July 31, 2023
Camera ready submissions
Aug 31, 2023
Author registration deadline
October 06, 2023
October 18, 2023
Early bird registration deadline
October 06, 2023
October 18, 2023
Conference dates
November 06 – 10, 2023


Thematic Areas

Renewable energy and integration

  • Renewable energy
  • National grid interconnection within and between regional African power pools
  • Integration of renewable energy into African power systems
  • Energy storage technologies for renewables integration
  • Power electronics in renewable energy systems.

Energy access in Africa

  • Strategies and initiatives towards SDG7 in Africa
  • Geospatial electrification planning
  • Grid integration of off-grid systems
  • Grid encroachment policies

Nexus of electricity and other infrastructure systems

  • Integrated planning and operation of electricity, water, agriculture and other infrastructure systems
  • Complementarity of infrastructures and services in enabling socio-economic development such as productive use and social services
  • Climate change impacts and mitigation at the nexus of energy, water and agriculture

AI applications in energy systems in Africa

  • Application of artificial intelligence in energy system studies
  • Predictive modelling for power system planning and operation
  • Applications of remote sensing techniques to power system planning and measurement

Global knowledge sharing and innovation on energy transition

  • Technologies enabling SDG7 for Africa
  • Africa energy finance and capital raising
  • Reciprocal innovation between different regions of the world on energy transition

Cyber-physical systems in energy applications

  • Power line communication
  • Digital twin in power systems
  • Security in Smart grid networks
  • Energy conservation in connected vehicles
  • DCS/SCADA system design

Sustainable Mobility and Electric Vehicles

  • EV system, battery technology and management system
  • Grid-to-Vehicle (G2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), IoT and Communication
  • Electric Vehicle Routing Problem
  • Control system, drives, electric system and charging station
  • Sustainable transport safety; EV socio-economic impacts

Engineering Education (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Other topics on power and energy 

  • (including Green Hydrogen, Decarbonisation of mining and industrial
    processes …)

Postgraduate forum

Short papers (case studies, technical findings, finance, safety …)


All papers will undergo a thorough peer review process. Accepted full and short papers that are presented at the conference will be published in IEEE Xplore. Excellent work submitted to the postgraduate forum will also be considered for publication. Publishing through IEEE provides authors with a reputable, global platform on which to share their research with an audience which includes corporate researchers, academia and government.

Method of Paper Submission

Papers are to be submitted through EasyChair via this link.

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