Call for Papers



For a speaking opportunity at the 2016 Power Distribution & Metering West Africa, we invite you to submit an Abstract. This is the first-ever uniquely focused and dedicated strategic and technical conference and exhibition event serving the T&D and Metering sector of the region. Selected authors will be included in the Conference Programme as Speakers.
This is the perfect and an exciting opportunity to represent and showcase your company as a leader in the sector, demonstrate your expertise, share your knowledge, research output and experience, and network in front of other leading organizations and high-profile decision-makers and influencers. PDM-WA is an ideal platform for meeting the major players in the West African and international T&D and metering industry and learning about the latest developments, innovative solutions and technologies.
Deadline for submission is Monday, 29 February 2016
Abstract is a maximum of one page

Aside the main Conference Programme, PDM-WA 2016 will feature technical presentations/workshops on the Exhibition Floor. These will showcase practical solutions and technologies, case studies with lessons learnt, and provide knowledge and training for attendees on problem-solving tools for: network and asset management and maintenance, energy management and energy efficiency to assist organizations in improving efficiency, productivity and customer value.


We are looking for papers and case studies on the following topic areas:


  • T&D infrastructure and network
  • DISCO case studies
  • Industry regulations and policies
  • Customer metering and implementation issues
  • Customer billing and tariffs
  • The future of the Grid: smart grids, smart metering & mini-grids
  • Renewables and grid integration of distributed energy resources (DERs)/embedded generation: Impacts on the traditional DISCO business model
  • Prepaid metering
  • Smart metering projects – from pilots to roll-outs
  • Smart metering communications & infrastructure
  • AMR/AMI system developments, strategies and deployments
  • Meter data collection & management technologies
  • Data application & security challenges
  • Revenue protection and revenue collection enhancement
  • Asset management
  • Energy conservation and efficiency
  • Demand response
  • Opportunities, investment and innovative finance options
  • Skilled workforce – recruitment, development and retention
  • Customer engagement and relationship management
  • Electricity inter-connectivity in the ECOWAS region


BENEFITS: As a chosen Speaker of PDM West Africa 2016, you will gain:


  • Complimentary registration for the first-ever and most dedicated T&D and Metering conference programme for West African market.
  • An opportunity to represent and showcase your company as an industry leader, demonstrate your expertise, share your knowledge, research output and experience
  • A heightened professional profile and peer recognition when you share your ideas and industry perspectives
  • A networking opportunity with a focused and dedicated international audience, industry operators and leaders
  • A clear picture of the future of the electricity distribution and metering industry in the West African region

To submit, please send your one-page abstract to Samuel Elusoji at:

Kindly ensure that the attached document contains the following details: Your full name, organisation or company name, and full physical  address, official designation /current position, personal email address, and mobile cell phone number.

Deadline for submission is Monday, 29 February 2016