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.  

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Discover the contents of our current issue !

June 2014 N°. 274


Life of the Association 4 - 14

 New CIGRE Awards 2014 – CIGRE Fellow Award, CIGRE Thesis Award. Distinguished Award Winners
 ELECRAMA – 8-12 January, Bangalore, India
 CIGRE India – Report, by Pierre Argaut, Chairman, SCB1

Annual Report 16-22
 B4 - HVDC and Power Electronics 

Working Group Reports 24-33
 A1.30 - Usage of Magnetic slot Wedges in Hydro
 D2.01 - Strategic Priorities for information Systems Issues 

 Application of SF6 in Transmission and Distribution Networks 

Technical Brochures / Brochures Thematiques

 578 GT C4.409 - Protection des pales de turbines éoliennes contre la foudre
 578 WG C4.409 - Lightning Protection of Wind Turbine Blades 

 579 GT C1.19 - Réseau en terrain vierge, concevoir les futurs réseaux en ignorant la contrainte de l’existant
 579 WG C1.19 - Green Field Network, Designing Future Networks ignoring Existing Constraint 

 580 GT C5.12 - Mesures de limitation du pouvoir demarché des producteurs dans les marchés d’électricité
 580 WG C5.12 - Generator Market Power Mitigation Measures in Electricity Markets 

 581 GT A1.28 - Guide – Essais au moyen de la sonde électromagnétique Corona (TVA)
 581 WG A1.28 - Guide - Corona Electromagnetic Probe Tests (TVA)