Electra : CIGRE's Bilingual Bimonthly Journal for Power System Professionals

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Electra provides information on the results or the progress of the technical activities of CIGRE, on the life of the Association and on the events organised.

6 issues are published per year :  February, April, June, August, October, December

Electra provides information on the latest work performed by the Study Committees and on the Life of the Association.

Questions related to Electra, proposed Invited Papers, Scientific Papers and Technical Brochure packages should be sent to Cathy O'Rourke

Electra is part of the CIGRE membership package and is available to CIGRE members only.

Technical Brochures, Scientific Papers, Electra articles (from year 2000) are available on our online library e-cigre for free download to Members and for purchase (pdf) for non-Members.  

Green Books

The first two books of the series, Overhead Lines (Study Committee B2) and Accessories for Extruded HV Cables (Study Committee B1) are available for purchase on

OVERHEAD LINES - Member price: 200 €, Non-member price: 400 €  - NOW AVAILABLE

ACCESSORIES FOR HV EXTRUDED CABLES - Member price: 150 €, Non-member price: 300 € - NOW AVAILABLE


Cover Photo

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Discover the contents of our current issue !

August 2015 N° 281


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 CAGRE’15: ‘Towards the electrical grids of the future’’, 24th to 26th March 2015, Algiers


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 SC B2 - Overhead lines

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 WG C2.35 - VIU/TSO/RTO OPERATIONS PERFORMANCE: GOALS, KPI’S, Their Quantification and use at different levels of decision making

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 618 - GT D2.35 - Solutions évolutives de transport de communications sur réseaux optiques
 618 - WG D2.35 - Scalable Communication Transport Solutions over Optical Networks

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 619 - GT B4.55 - Connexion en CCHT des parcs éoliens off-shore
 619 - WG B4.55 - HVDC Connection of Offshore Wind Power Plants

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 620 - GT D1.42 - Vieillissement par irradiation des matériaux isolants polymères et essais appropriés
 620 - WG D1.42 - Radiation ageing of polymeric insulating materials and relevant testing

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621 - GT A1.38 - GUIDE: Problèmes liés au fonctionnement temps réel des générateurs en régimes sur-excité et sous-excité
 621 - WG A1.38 - Guide: Generator On-Line Over and Under Excitation Issues

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 622 - GT B1.42 - Recommandations d’essais pour les jonctions de transition à courant continu pour le transport d’énergie à des tensions assignées jusqu’à 500 KV
 622 - WG B1.42 - Recommendations for Testing DC Transition Joints for Power Transmission at a Rated Voltage up To 500kV

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 623 - GT B1.43 - Recommandations pour les essais mécaniques sur les câbles sous-marins
 623 - WG B1.43 - Recommendations for Mechanical Testing of Submarine Cables