The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies at Stellenbosch University invites you to join the Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC), which will take place from 13 to 15 November 2024, in Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa.  We look forward to hosting you in our beautiful province.  Come and join us.

The Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC) focuses on research, development, and deployment of methodologies, technologies, and systems within the Southern African context and beyond, related to sustainable energy. This conference offers researchers, engineers, practitioners, decision-makers, and policymakers an opportunity to share and discuss recent developments in the field.

Presentations at SASEC 2024 will be subject to the acceptance of an abstract and full paper.  The review process will consist of an initial review of one-page abstracts followed by a rigorous review of the complete papers.

THEMATIC AREAS

  • Solar Thermal energy systems
  • Solar PV energy systems
  • Wind energy systems
  • Green Hydrogen and Power2X
  • Innovations in Hydro and Ocean Energy
  • New skills development
  • Circularity of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Critical materials and end-of-life options
  • Bioenergy and waste energy (Thermochemical, biological, chemical and physical conversation systems)
  • Just energy and Decarbonization transition
  • Power systems planning and operations
  • Demand side and energy Storage applications
  • Modelling and decision support tools
  • Renewable energy resource assessment and deployment

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

To be confirmed.

IMPORTANT DATES

1st Call for Abstracts 15 April 2024
2nd Call for Abstracts 26 April 2024
Abstracts due 7 June 2024
Late Abstract Submission 21 June 2024
Acceptance Notification of Abstracts 28 June 2024
Full Paper due 16 August 2024
Registration opens 14 June 2024
Early Bird registrations close 10 September 2024
Revised Final Paper due 7 October 2024
Registration Close 1 November 2024
Conference 13 – 15 November 2024

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION VALID UNTIL 10 SEPTEMBER
Early Bird R 8 100
Student Early Bird R 5 100
LATE REGISTRATION VALID FROM 11 SEPTEMBER
Late Registration R 10 400
Student Registration R 5 780

All the above fees are inclusive of access to all conference sessions, the welcome cocktail and the conference dinner. The above fees are inclusive of 15% VAT.

Terms and Conditions:
  • Participants who cancel before 10 September 2024 will be entitled to a 50% refund of their registration fee. No refunds are possible for cancellations received after 10 September 2024.
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Conference Secretariat, c/o The Conference Company, to receive any possible reimbursement.
  • A participant who cancels may ask the Conference Secretariat to transfer the registration to a colleague. A fee of 10% of the registration fee is charged for replacements.
  • Refunds will be processed after the conference accounts have been reconciled and on receipt of a written request sent to the Conference Secretariat.
  • Refunds for no shows are not possible.
  • The early-bird registration fee will only be applicable to participants who register and pay prior to the early-bird cut-off dates mentioned (10 September 2024). A participant who registers prior to the cut-off date and omits to pay, will automatically be charged the higher registration fee without prior notification.
  • Until payment has been received, registration for the Conference and any of its associated events cannot be confirmed and without confirmed registration, participants will not be listed in the programme or in the list of participants.

Workshops

Workshop A:  Academic Writing & Publishing

Workshop B: Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation in Renewable Energy Innovation

ORGANISING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Cristina Trois Conference Chair – CRSES/SUN
Richie Kaseke Scientific Secretary/Review Committee Chair – CRSES/SUN
Inge-Rae Scholtz Secretariat Coordinator, Marketing, Sponsorship – CRSES/SUN
Fhatuwani Mulaudzi Communication, marketing
Elmien Lovell Finances/treasurer
Keziah Maher Proceedings, publications, logistics
Chanie Neveling (NMU) External Local Liaison
Sandelize Heydenrycht Assistant Logistics/Liaison Guest Speakers
Yumna Parker ARUA/PG Workshop / ADA Liaison
Sedzani Ratsibi Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation Workshop
Andrea Dell’Orto External International Liaison
Don Fitzgerald, Storm Morison, Simnikiwe Gulwa & Lavhelesani Maluleke Technical Support

VENUE – Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa

CONTACT DETAILS

General Enquiries

Dr Richmore Kaseke
Project Manager & Senior Research Engineer, -CRSES