National conference on Modern Trends in Transformer Technology

Central board of irrigation and power - CIGRE India

15/03/2018 - 16/03/2018
Patiala - India

Organisation : CIGRE India

The Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) has been organising workshops/conferences in various regions of the country. The matter regarding organisation of conference at Patiala was discussed with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and joint decision has been taken between PSPCL & CBIP to organise a National Conference on “Modern Trends in Transformer Technology” at Patiala for the benefit of Professionals in the Northern Region including the Engineers belonging to PSPCL.
Accordingly CBIP jointly with CIGRE India and Electrical Research & Development Association (ERDA) is organizing a National Conference on Modern Trends in Transformer Technology on 15-16 March 2018 at TTI, Shakti Vihar, PSPCL, Patiala, Punjab.


The transformer is one of the most important and expensive asset in a power system. The increase in demand for energy will require enhancement in transformation capacity. In a deregulated environment, the electric utilities are under constant pressure to reduce operating costs, enhance the availability and improve the quality of power and services to the customers. However, the risk involved in running the system without proper attention to assets in service is quite high. In the process, the probability of losing any vital equipment like a transformer is increasing.
Failure of such vital equipment can have a significant economic impact due to its high cost, long lead time in procurement, manufacturing and installation. Moreover, a failed transformer takes long time to replace, if spare transformers or components are available, or months to a year to repair or build/ procure a new one. Determining the condition of existing transformers is an essential step in analyzing the risk of failure. The condition monitoring would help in providing valuable information for life assessment of a transformer. The proper design/Specification of the Transformer also plays a vital role for ensuring a long life of the Transformers as faulty design may lead to early failure of equipment.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for open discussions and exchange of information on the latest state of-the-art technology as it is very necessary for the professionals to capture the latest knowledge and innovations so as to keep the pace with the advancement taking place in this sector. The accentuation of the knowledge of the professionals in this region is going to ensure better performance of Power System.


  • Modern Trends in Transformer Technology
  • Design Challenges & Techno Commercial Design Consideration
  • Transportation, Erection and Commissioning of Transformers
  • O&M of Transformers – Latest Techniques
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Transformer Repair and Rebuild
  • Transformer Reliability and Mitigation Techniques against Major Failures
  • Various Case Studies in respect of Transformer Failures.
  • Fire Safety in Transformers


Papers are invited on any topic pertaining to the aim and scope of the conference that includes, but not limited to, the above. Experts who desire to participate for making presentations/case studies on the above subjects are requested to furnish the write-ups to reach CBIP office latest by 28th February 2018.


The National Conference will be held on 15-16 March 2018 (Thursday & Friday) at TTI, Shakti Vihar, PSPCL, Patiala, Punjab.


Officers of Power Utilities/Corporations, State Govt./SEBs, Nodal Agencies, Energy Planners, Private Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers, Development Consultants, Research/Academic Institutions, Construction Companies and Financial Institutions etc.

More info on the national conference on Modern Trends in Transformer Technology: 

Modern Trends in Transformer Technology (pdf, 485kB)