Domestic Use of Energy Conference

Domestic Use of Energy Conference

From March 25, 2019 9:00 am until March 27, 2021 5:01 pm Save to calendar

At Wellington Campus Wellington, South Africa

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Due@cput.ac.za

+2721 959 4330


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 users 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.


2019-03-25 09:00:00
2021-03-27 17:01:00