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Success for SC B1 at CIGRE Session 45

22/09/2014

Willem (Wim) Boone received the award for successful international leadership and guidance in understanding critical factors affecting power cable life and in improving diagnostic test procedures

Success for SC B1 at CIGRE

By Pierre Argaut, Chairman CIGRE SC B1*

The 2014 Session of CIGRE was a great success! The technical meeting opened on Wednesday, August 27th with 460 attendees and a presentation on the trends in the field of insulated cables and how Study Committee B1 (Insulated Cables) will follow the four technical directions adopted by the Technical Committee of CIGRE.

Johan Karlstrand, Convener of the Tutorial and Publication Advisory Group of SC B1, received the CIGRE Technical Committee Award, which is granted every two years in recognition of outstanding work.

Presentations on CIGRE SC D1 and the ICC (by Ed. Gulski) were given before lunch, making ICC better known among the CIGRE audience. On Thursday, SC B1 held its plenary annual meeting where future publications were announced and work items decided. On Friday, 30 out of the 33 published papers from 23 different countries that formed the basis for the SC B1 Special Report by Anders Gustafsson were presented in a session chaired by Wim Boone and attended by more than 320 people. The Customer Advisory Group and several working groups also presented their work.

* ICC newsletter, Fall 2014, Volume 3, Issue 2

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CIGRE President Klaus Froehlich at the official opening ceremony of the 45th CIGRE Session on August 24, 2014 at Palais des Congres, Paris, France.

Mr. Willem (Wim) Boon was the award nominee for the 2014 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award, which was established in 1986 to recognize outstanding contributions to Electric Transmission and Distribution.

During last Spring  ICC 2014 in Kansas City,  Dr. Peter Staecker , IEEE Past President, presented the Award to Wim Boone for “successful international leadership and guidance in understanding critical factors affecting power cable life and in improving diagnostic test procedures”, in presence of Wim’s family as reported in attached newsletter from ICC

In the same newsletter, mention is made to the successful CIGRE Session 2014 of SC B1.

Wim Boone is the perfect example of the close relationship of ICC and CIGRE SC B1.

In complement to his numerous activities in ICC, Wim has been active in Cigre SC B1 since 1974. Member and Convener of several Working Groups and Task Forces, Wim is currently Member of The Strategic Advisory Group of SC B1. He has kindly accepted to become the New Convener of the Tutorial and Publication Advisory Group of SC B1. Wim has also chaired the SC B1 Poster Session of the most recent Sessions of CIGRE including 2014

Cigre is proud to count Wim as one of the most active members of the organization.