CIGRE Southern Africa is delighted to host the B4 Work Group & Study Committee Meetings, as well as the B4 Colloquium in Johannesburg from 28 September to 5 October

Theme: HVDC and FACTS for Regional Interconnections and Renewable Energy Integration


The aim of the 2019 CIGRE B4 International Colloquium is to provide a forum for discussion on the use of HVDC and FACTS considering the aspects of planning, available technology, projects and operational experience related to regional interconnectors and renewable energy integration with a focus on Africa. There is a need for regional integration of electricity networks in Africa. The installation of renewable is also increasing and these present challenges for planners and operators of networks.


B4 Workgroup and Study Committee Meetings.
The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg


28 September B4 Workgroup Meetings
29 September B4 Workgroup Meetings
29 September B4 Study Committee Dinner (PM)
30 September B4 Study Committee

After the Study Committee Meeting, Delegates staying on for the Colloquium will be transferred to Misty Hills.

Joint 9th CIGRE Southern Africa Regional Conference and CIGRE B4 Colloquium.
Misty Hills, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg


1 October Tutorials and Exhibition
1 October Women in Engineering Forum
1 October Opening Cocktail Function
2 October Joint Regional Conference and B4 Colloquium, and Exhibition
2 October Conference Dinner, Carnivore Restaurant (PM)
3 October Joint Regional Conference and B4 Colloquium, and Exhibition
4 October Technical Tours: Local - Departs from Misty Hills
5 October Technical Tour: Namibia - Departs from Hilton, Windhoek

The full brochure and booking form will be ready soon.