Cigre Cracow 2017

CIGRE Cracow 2017

01/10/2017 - 06/10/2017
Cracow - Poland

Organisation : CIGRE Study Committees A2 'Transformers'

CIGRE Study Committees A2 'Transformers' will hold its annual meeting in Cracow, Poland, on October 1st-6th 2017.

Meanwhile, tutorials and technical visit will also be scheduled during the period. This Colloquium will be a great event for engineers, manufacturers, as well as academic researchers all over the world.

For more information please visit the website of the event:

Preferential Subjects:

PS1 - Sound and Vibration Levels for Power Transformers and Shunt Reactors

  • Calculation/estimation of sound and vibration levels, and comparison with measurements (accuracy/repeatability)
  • Modelling for determination of sound and vibration levels, esp. for new/improved designs
  • Solutions for sound level mitigation

PS2 – Diagnostics and Reliability of Components

  • Reliability and failure rates for transformer and reactor components
  • Effect of transformer and reactor components on overall reliability
  • Diagnostics for transformer and reactor components, including identification of incipient failure

PS3 – Innovative Solutions for Transport and Installation

  • Experience with mobile sub-stations and transformers, including “Wanderer” transformers
  • Experience with site assembly of transformers (disassembly/re-assembly, testing after installation)
  • Experience with other innovative solutions to overcome limits on transport dimensions and mass

The following working groups will be meeting at the colloquium in 2017:

  • JWG A2/D1-51 PD measurements
  • JWG A2/C4-52 HF models
  • WG A2-53 FRA interpretation
  • WG A2-54 Noise
  • WG A2-55 Life extension
  • New WG Installation and commissioning

Technical visit

Pumped Storage Power Plant Porabka Zar

The EW Porabka-Zar pumped-storage power plant was placed in operation in 1979, and was then a showpiece facility in terms of the hydro power sector's engineering achievements. It was built in the period of dynamic development and expansion of the Polish power sector. With a capacity of 500 MW, it is the second largest pumped-storage power plant in Poland, located in Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie, in the vicinity of the Beskid Zywiecki Mountains. The facility boasts advanced technological solutions, ability to promptly react to load changes in the power grid, and high availability reaching 94%. The power plant's design makes it quite unique. It is an underground facility, the only one in Poland, and an interesting feat of engineering in Europe.

Participation Fees

 Befor May 25th, 2017Between May 25th and September 15th, 2017
CIGRE Member600 EUR650 EUR
Non-Member650 EUR700 EUR
Accompanying person500 EUR550 EUR
Exhibition 2x3m950 EUR1 000 EUR
Exhibition 4x6m1 750 EUR1 800 EUR
Lunch/day25 EUR25 EUR

Participants:colloquium materials, admission to all sessions, tutorials, USB with full papers, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, Gala dinner and technical visit to Pumped Storage Power Plant Porąbka Żar
Accompanying person: welcome cocktail, Gala dinner and technical visit to Pumped Storage Power Plant Porąbka Żar
Registration Closing Date: 15 September 2017. After this date no registration will be possible. There will be no on the spot Registrations at the Reception.

Important Dates

Authors are kindly requested to take note of the following deadlines:
• Submission of Abstract March 31th 2017 (500 words maximum)
• Notification of Acceptance April 30th 2017
• Submission of Full Paper June 30th 2017

Please send all documents to:


Key Reasons to be an Exhibitor of CIGRE 2017 Cracow Colloquium:

  • The worldwide transformer conference,
  • Excellent platform to extend your marketing reach worldwide,
  • Strengthen the credibility of your brand and products,
  • Build and strengthen long-lasting business relationships through this wonderful networking opportunity.

For those who want to be a part of the exhibition, please send E-mail to the organization committee. We will contact with you once receive your intention. CIGRE, the International Council on Large Electrical Systems, is the leading forum for electrical innovations. CIGRE is a non-profit organization based in Paris, France. The CIGRE study committees meet every other year somewhere in the world for their annual meeting and a public conference part of several days. Over 250 representatives from more than 50 countries are expected to attend. CIGRE Study Committees A2 'Transformers' will hold its next annual meeting in Cracow, Poland, on October 1st- 6th, 2017, focusing power transformer sound levels, diagnostic and reliability of components and innovative solutions for transport and installation. With the participation of experts, this Colloquium will be a great event for engineers, manufacturers, as well as academic researchers all over the world.
CIGRE 2017 Cracow Colloquium will be accompanied by an Exhibition where a full variety of technical solutions related to the scope of the conference are being displayed. The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to contribute and participate in the exhibition. Around 10-15 companies will have the chance to display a exhibition. A stand with the size of 2x3m will cost 1000 Eur, a stand with the size of 4x6m will cost 1800 Eur.