Africa Utility Week secures major partnership
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for the African Utility Week have received a major boost after the global prepaid meter standards industry organisation, Standard Transfer Specification (STS), joined the conference and trade expo as an industry partner.
STS will hold its annual general meeting during the event in Cape Town in May and also run a free technical workshop on its improved Key Management Centre (KMC) features.
Franco Pucci, Technical Advisor for the STS Association, said he interest in the STS specification in and beyond South Africa continues to increase as the industry pursues electrifying many millions of home.
“Our innovative edge has been the cornerstone of the success of prepayment in South Africa over the past 20 years, and, since its inception in this country, all over the world. Our working groups have been working on the requirements for the new KMC (Key Management Centre), which will be launched at African Utility Week 2016,” said Pucci.
Event Director, Evan Schiff, said metering was a vital component of the event.
“African Utility Week’s 16-year history has its roots in the metering sector. It is still a very vital component to our conference and trade expo. We are therefore delighted to welcome prepayment pioneers STS as official industry partners to our event,” said Schiff.
The 16th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and trade exhibition takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from May 17-19 -gathering some 6 000 engineers, stakeholders and solution providers from around the globe.
The event will feature 250 exhibitors, 250 speakers, a six stream strategic conference, a free-to-attend technical conference on the expo floor, three high-profile keynote sessions, technical site visits and the coveted industry awards gala dinner.
– CAJ News
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