News | 10/03/2011

ALPI, a publisher of electrical engineering software solutions, and the Burkina Faso Higher Institute of Electrical Engineering (ISGE-BF) have joined forces to make the Burkinabian electrical sector more fully aware of electrical regulations and standards, and of the need to comply with them.


To this end, they are organising a seminar in Ouagadougou to be attended by the main players in the sector, and will be signing a partnership for training electrical engineers.

To make companies and partners concerned aware of the importance of complying with the standards governing electrical installations, ALPI and l'ISGE-BF will be holding a seminar on 15 March 2011 on the theme “Standardisation and Regulations in respect of Electrical Installations” at the Burkina Faso Higher Institute of Electrical Engineering (ISGE-BF) in Ouagadougou. Placed under the patronage of the Burkinabian Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, this event is designed to promote in Burkina Faso the design of electrical installations compliant with standards and which have been optimised in terms of installation and operating costs. Monsieur Michel Fanet, ALPI’s Managing Director, will be giving a talk on electrical standards and will also present the Caneco software ranges for the dimensioning of electrical installations in accordance with French and International standards.

In addition to this seminar, ALPI and l’ISGE-BF will be signing a partnership agreement under which the ISGE-BF HIGH TECHNOLOGY Vocational Training Centre will ultimately obtain the ALPI approved Training Centre label on its software range. To this end, ALPI is to give ISGE-BF Caneco BT software training licences and prepare the institute’s future instructors.

The sources of generation of electrical energy, chiefly thermal power stations, photovoltaic solar plants, biomass, biofuels and electrical interconnection networks, are on the increase to meet the ever-growing demand for electrical energy.

The furtherance of electrical energy generation and the standardisation of the installations are therefore major factors in the development of these countries.