9th international conference on power system operation and planning

THEME: Sustainable Energy Development: A Case Study for U.S. and Africa
DATE: January 16th-19th, 2012
VENUE: JKUAT Main Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

The papers to be presented will include, but are not limited to the following sub-themes:
1.    Sustainability of Renewable Energy Sources
2.    Electricity Market in Developing Countries
3.    Power System Reliability,  Stability and Control
4.    Social and Environmental Issues in Energy Development
5.    Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Energy and Power Systems
6.    Legal Framework and Market Monitoring
7.    Research needs and Education: This includes; development of new courses to meet the standards of renewable energy, and sustainability, appropriate research thrusts for developing nations, workshops, short courses, and online courses development.
8.    General papers: This  includes; tutorials, software development and computer application in renewable energy and case studies


1. All papers, tutorials, etc. should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word.doc. papers and tutorials in English language.
2. Length: 5 Pages (US$10.00 for each extra page)
3. Manuscript: Manuscripts should be typed in 10 pt. Times New Roman font, on 8.5×11 inches or A4 size paper, leaving a 1 inch margin on each  side and at the top all but the first page. Spacing for the top of the first page should be 1.5 inches. Spacing at the bottom for 8.5 x 11 papers should be 1 inch and should be 1.25 inches for A4 papers.
4. The title and author information is to be centered across the top of the first page and then a two-column format is to be followed for the balance of the paper.
5. Manuscripts should be single-spaced, with 1.5 lines spacing between paragraphs.
6. The paper should include:
a. Title – 14 words maximum length (14 pt bold)
b. Name(s) of author(s) (12 pt), affiliation(s), mailing and email address (10pt)
c. Abstract (maximum of 300 words) with a maximum of six key words
d. A clearly written introduction to explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose, and paper contributions.
f. A conclusion indicating clearly advantages, limitations, and possible applications.
7. Diagrams and photographs must be of high quality and legible without magnification.
8. Consistent with the order cited in the manuscript, references should be quoted in the text with a number in square brackets, (for e.g [1]). Two forms of referencing are:
a. Papers: Author, title, journal, volume number, issue number and year, inclusive pages. For example:
[1] G.E. Moore, “Microprocessor and Integrated Electronic Technology”, IEEE Proc., Vol. 64, June 1976, pp. 837-841.
b. Books: author, title, pages, publisher, locations and year. For example:
[2] M. Kayston and W.R. Fried, “Avionic Navigation Systems,” John  Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, 1969.
9. Manuscripts should be camera ready for reproduction.

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