Email subject:CIGRE Newsletter March 2014

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CIGRE has a new Secretary General

Dear all,

It is my great pleasure to announce that our association has a new Secretary General, Mr. Philippe Adam from France.

Philippe Adam’s position was unanimously approved by the Administrative Council. He is well known amongst CIGRE members as he is experienced in all fields within CIGRE: Philippe served as the Secretary of the Technical Committee for more than ten years, followed by an assignment as the Secretary of the French National Committee.

Philippe ADAM

Throughout the years Philippe has also been a member or convener of a number of working groups.

Philippe’s professional profile is remarkable: For more than 13 years he worked for RTE on issues concerning the electric power system in various executive or managerial positions. During recent years he also contributed significantly to the Medgrid industrial initiative which deals with the development of the future Mediterranean interconnection grid.

Please join me in wishing Philippe, and his team at the Central Office in Paris, all the best to meet the various challenges of the future our wonderful association is facing.


2014 CIGRE Session

  • On-line registrations for the 2014 Session (24 – 29 August) are open on CIGRE website: Early bird rate applies if registration is received up to 30 April 2014.
  • The Cigre Session Technical Program (list of Papers) is now available on our website: click here

Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • WG C1.19: TB 579 -- Green field network, designing future networks ignoring existing constraint
  • WG C4.409 : TB 578 -- Lightning Protection of Wind Turbine Blades
  • JWG A2/C4.39 : TB 577 -- Electrical Transient Interaction Between Transformers and the Power System
  • WG B3.06  : TB 576 -- IT Strategies for Asset Management of Substations - General Principles
  • TF C6.04.02  : TB 575 -- Benchmark Systems for Network Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources
  • WG A1.22  : TB 574 -- Guide for Consideration of Duty on Windings of Generators
  • WG A1.14 : TB  573 -- Guide for Minimizing the Damage from Stator Winding Ground Faults on Hydrogenerators

CIGRE compliance regulation guidelines

Because the antitrust laws and other business laws apply to CIGRE, its members and respective employees, and advisers, our association has now compliance regulation guidelines intended to all of them. They apply before, during, and after CIGRE meetings, including in the hallways, over cocktails and at dinner. These guidelines are available from the website.


Establishment of the South East European Region CIGRE

SEERC: first official meeting of South East European Region of CIGRE

Electra magazine

CIGRE Members may choose to stop receiving Electra paper version in the Member zone

CIGRE Young Members - Sharing best practices and ideas

Session 45: Young Members from all over the world will present their activities at the Young Member stand

International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems

May 12-14, 2014: CIGRE SC C4 on System Technical Performance is pleased to announce an international colloquium on ‘Lightning and Power Systems’ in Lyon, France

CIGRE active Working Groups

Terms of Reference of the active Working Groups

Creation of the Young Cigre Netherlands

Young Cigre Netherlands: a Dutch Cigré initiative

AORC Constitution Amendment

The new amended Constitution of the Asia-Oceania Regional Council enables AORC to accept Observer Members.


Innovation for Secure and Efficient Transmission Grids

12/03/2014 - 14/03/2014
Brussels, BE


3rd Annual InnoGrid2020+ Conference

25/03/2014 - 26/03/2014
Brussels, BE

The XIII SEPOPE – Symposium of Specialists in Electric Operational and Expansion Planning

18/05/2014 - 21/05/2014
Foz do Iguassu, BR

AORC Technical Meeting 2014

27/05/2014 - 29/05/2014
Arcadia Ichigaya, Tokyo, JP

CIGRÉ Regional South-East European Conference

08/10/2014 - 10/10/2014
Timisoara Hotel, Timisoara , RO

Lund symposium

2015 Lund symposium

27/05/2015 - 28/05/2015
Lund, SE

Contact details

Estelle Tijou
Communications Manager
T. + 33 (0) 1 53 89 12 95

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