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

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.  


CIGRE 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 €  

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


Cover Photo

We are always on the lookout for interesting photos for the cover of Electra which illustrate CIGRE's activities.  We like to try and diversify the photos over all of the Study Committee activities.  We would be delighted to receive your photo proposition for the cover of Electra.  It should be a good quality, portrait orientated photo, of at least 300 dpi, copyright will be clearly indicated. Send to  BRING YOUR PHOTOS TO THE ELECTRA STAND AT THE CIGRE 2014 SESSION.  

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Discover the contents of our current issue !

October 2014 N° 276



 Worldwide Electric Energy Market: Beware of the Statistics Trap in Government Procurement by Dr. Stéphane Coudé

 Economic Valuation of Electricity Supply Security / Ad-hoc cost assessment tool for power outages by Michael Schmidthaler and Johannes Reichl

INVITED PAPERS/Papiers Invités

 Status of Cybersecurity by Jens Zerbst, Liro Rinta-Jouppi, Giovanna Dondossola, Christophe Poirier, Pascal Sitbon, Dennis Holstein, John McDonald, Robert Evans

Life of the Association/Vie de l'Association
 Overview of the 2014 Session - By the Secretary General, Philippe Adam


 588 GT D2.33 - Exploitation et maintenance des réseaux de télécommunication et des systèmes d’information associés dans les compagnies d’électricité
 588 WG D2.33 - Operation & Maintenance of Telecom Networks and Associated Information Systems in the Electrical Power Utility
 589 GT A3.27 - L’impact de l’utilisation des disjoncteurs à vide aux tensions de transport
 589 WG A3.27 - The Impact of the Application of Vacuum Switchgear at Transmission Voltages
 590 GT B4.04. - Protocole du reporting de fonctionnement en exploitation des systèmes CCHT
 590 WG B4.04 - Protocol For Reporting Operational Performance of HVDC Systems
 591 GT C6.19 - Méthodes de planification et d’optimisation pour réseaux de distribution actifs
 591 WG C6.19 - Planning and optimization methods for active distribution systems
 592 GT C4.207 - Pour évaluation des élévations de potentiel de terre (EPR) transférées aux systèmes de télécommunication en raison de fautes dans les systèmes
d'alimentation en courant alternatif CA)
 592 WG C4.207 - For assessment of transferred epr on telecommunication systems due to faults in a.C. Power systems
 593 GT D1.35 - Les normes d’essai en haute tension et haute intensité de la CEI et de l’IEEE, passées, actuelles et futures
 593 WG D1.35 - Past, present and future of IEC and IEEE high-voltage and high current testing standards