Call For Papers

Abstracts are now invited for the 2021 Enlit Africa conference, with the advisory board keen to receive submissions for the sub-Saharan Africa energy, power and water sector. Authors are welcome to submit more than one proposal but please be aware that commercial or advertorial papers will not be accepted.

All submissions addressing the power and water topics will be considered, suggested focused areas include:

Finance, Investment and Strategy

  • Expanding the energy mix and diversify operating models
  • New financial models to encourage investment
  • Mitigating risks for bankability

Smart Energy, Grids and Data

  • Metering and demand management
  • Large-scale grid expansion projects in Africa
  • Electricity storage
  • Fiscal stability and viability of alternative models
  • Governance and regulatory readiness
  • Utility digitalisation and customer delivery
  • Internet of things (IoT) and convergence with urban infrastructure and logistics
  • Big data and cybersecurity
  • Reducing metering losses
  • Reducing technical losses
  • Smart grids

Future Cities

  • De-centralisation and net metering
  • Waste to power
  • Solar power at commercial scale
  • Municipal/ local government funding models (green bonds and PPAs)
  • Training and capacity building
  • Electric transportation

New Energy Landscape

  • Energy Access
  • Productive use of power
  • Energy efficiency for large power users
  • Solar power at IPP level
  • Mini grids
  • Financing renewable energy projects
  • Renewables on the grid
  • Mini hydropower
  • Waste to Energy Wind


  • Use of groundwater
  • Desalination
  • Reduction of non-revenue water
  • Upgrading of water pipelines
  • Reduction of technical losses
  • Pressure management
  • Water efficiency
  • Re-use of water
  • Data and information
  • Latest technology
  • Capacity building Financing for water projects
  • Biomimicry


Technical Hubs

  • Maintenance of renewables technologies
  • Maintenance for nuclear stations
  • Maintenance for coal and gas plants and turbines
  • Inventive concept/ product
  • Technologies with a practical application & innovativeness
  • Ideas with a social and /or environmental impact

Basic Abstract Guidelines

  • Only non-commercial abstracts will be accepted and strictly no vendor sales pitches.
  • All abstracts will be evaluated to the industry specific Advisory Board members and acceptance determined on merit.
  • Enlit Africa is an interactive platform of thought leadership. If the abstract is accepted the format could be in the form of a panellist role, case study presentation, demo speaker, chairperson or technical presenter, depending on the submission.


Please send a 500-word maximum abstract to Claire Volkwyn.

  • Include your name, job title, company and contact details.
  • Include where you see the presentation fitting on the programme along with an outline of the proposed topic.

Submit Abstract

Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 February 2021

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Gold Sponsor

  • Lucy Electric
  • Conlog
  • Landis+Gyr
  • General Electric

Silver Sponsor

  • Brady
  • Canada Pavilion
  • G3-PLC
  • IFS
  • Oracle
  • Power Africa
  • Longi Solar
  • PRIME Alliance
  • Toshiba

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi