1st SAAEE Energy Economics Conference 2019

SAAEE proudly invites all stakeholders to the 1st SAAEE Energy Economics Conference providing the platform for discussion on energy and environmental topics under this year’s theme for South Africa, the African continent and the world

For registration to the 1st SAAEE Energy Economics Conference please complete the information in https://forms.gle/HsFkyoenYAQfgKcB8 and proceed with fee payment. Proof of payment should be submitted at conference2019@saaee.org.za

Registration fees (include registration, coffee breaks, lunches for both 18 and 19 November)

SAAEE members (individuals) – R 800
Non- SAAEE members (individuals) – R 2 000
SAAEE members (students) – FREE
Non-SAAEE members (students) – R800 (proof of registration at Higher Education Institution should accompany registration)
Individuals that are interested in becoming SAAEE members before registering for the conference are advised to contact SAAEE Admin at saaee@saaee.org.za

New SAAEE Members

New members that will join SAAEE from August 2019 and attend the Conference in November will enjoy the benefits of SAAEE Membership from registration until December 2020 (IAEE for the 2020 calendar year).

Important dates

Abstract due date: September 15, 2019
Proposal for session: September 15, 2019
Acceptance notification: September 20, 2019
Conference: November 18-19, 2019

Submission of abstracts process

Authors wishing to make concurrent session presentations must submit a proposal that briefly describes the topic, research or case study to be presented. All presentations will be total of 15 minutes (including presentation and Q&A session).

length (maximum 500 words) and should include the following sections:

Overview or summary of the topic including its background and potential significance
Description of the context, data used, or illustrative example of the topic.
Summary of key insights, results or further questions.
Conclusions: Lessons learned, business or market implications, recommendations for further work

All abstracts should be submitted by email to conference2019@saaee.org.za , accompanied with a short cv (one page)..

At least one author from an accepted paper must pay the registration fees and attend the conference to present the paper. The lead author submitting the abstract must provide complete contact details – mailing address, phone, e-mail, etc.

Organise a session

speakers should be at least 4 and no more than 5. The abstracts proposed for the special session should be submitted, following the general submission rules, within the deadline.

Those interested in organizing sessions should propose the topic and the possible speakers toconference2019@saaee.org.za .

Proposed topics

National and global energy and environmental policies
Demand and supply mismatches
Optimal generation mixes
Financial markets and their role to the energy sector
Societal impact of the energy transformation
Pricing structures and trading
The role of the agricultural sector
Energy systems and population diversity
Universal access to energy infrastructure
Climate protection
Regulation aspects of the energy markets
Drivers and challenges of the transport sector
Opportunities for economies’ decarbonisation
Energy storage: the catalyst of the future?
Centralized or Decentralized system
Carbon neutrality for industry
In practice, any topic related to energy economics, policy, technology etc. will be considered.

Students and Young Professionals

In addition to the concurrent sessions, the conference will have a separate session for students to present their work. The submission process is the same but presenters need to indicate STUDENT SESSION in the title of their email to conference2019@saaee.org.za

Conference Theme

The future economic development and improvement of living standards of the global population considering issues of sustainability and climatic changes depends highly on access to infrastructure (energy, water, transport, telecommunications and others). Until now, the differences in access to infrastructure development have been potentially the reason for the high levels of inequality and the intensification of movements towards urban centres.

Income inequalities and urbanization challenge city planning and the appropriate allocation of resources within regions, worsening poverty levels (economic, energy, water, food). New technologies are developed in the energy research sector that consider the latest socioeconomic and geopolitical challenges and at the same time address the climatic and economic constraints that the planet is facing.

Past research and policies that were isolated from each other and between each other have not achieved desired solutions in global challenges. A new era of multidisciplinarity and systematic inclusion of various research fields has already begun – concerted efforts in policy making have already been in motion. The world needs to learn from past mistakes in the designing of the new systems taking into consideration environmental and societal impacts of any transition and change.

In the African continent overall and South Africa in particularly, the discussion on longterm planning that will direct the investment pathways in the future is crucial. It is imperative to develop appropriate policies informed by scientific multidisciplinary analysis to meet the preconditions of “sustainability” and “climate protection” in order to maximise the societal positive externalities. The theme of the conference emphasizes these preconditions and frames the question in that context – what are we as a society, including academics, researchers, policy makers, and private sector partners, missing in order for the future energy systems to become sustainable and climate friendly?

SAAEE proudly invites all stakeholders to the 1st SAAEE Energy Economics Conference providing the platform for discussion on these topics, the African continent and around the world.

Conference Sponsors

2019 SAAEE Corporate Members



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Nov 18 2019 - Nov 19 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


University of Pretoria
Lynnwood Rd, Hatfield, Pretoria,


South African Association for Energy Economics - SAAEE
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