Email subject:CIGRE Newsletter March 2016

Cigré, the world forum for power systems

March 2016

Words from the Secretary General

Dear Readers,

I am glad to inform you that the fourth issue of the CIGRE Science & Engineering Journal is now available on the CIGRE website and e-cigre.

This is the result of the work of a dynamic editorial and review team, and of an increasing number of high quality papers presented in conferences supported by CIGRE.

Our Association is financed by its membership fees, so if you are not yet a member I invite you to join, or to renew your membership before 31st March, so that you may continue to receive ELECTRA without interruption.

The Central Office in Paris is now fully dedicated to the preparation of the 46th CIGRE Session in Paris from 21st to 26th August 2016.

Online registrations are now open on our website. The General Programme, Technical Programme, Accommodation information, and Companions’ Touristic Programme are also available from the webpage dedicated to the event.

Registration processes will differ depending on whether or not your National Committee is handling registrations. You will have all the necessary information once logged in to online registration.

Please note that you may benefit from the ‘early bird rate’ if registration is received before 30 April 2016. Another reduced rate is applied for registrations before the end of July, and full price is due for registrations after this date.

15 August 2016 will be the last day for registration, after this date there will be no registrations or online payment for delegates and companions, and onsite registrations at the Palais des Congrès will not be possible.

Please be aware that the ‘member rate’ applies only if two consecutive years of membership fees are duly settled: 2014 and 2015 or 2015 and 2016 (2015 membership fee is now closed).

Please read on to receive information on the latest publications of Technical Brochures, news and coming events.

Best regards,


Philippe ADAM

Secretary General

Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • WG B4.54  TB  649 - Guidelines for life extension of existing HVDC systems
  • WG C4.603  TB 648 - Analytical techniques and tools for power balancing assessments
  • WG C5.17  TB 647 - Capacity mechanisms: needs, solutions and state of affairs
  • JWG A2/D1.41  TB 646 - HVDC transformer insulation: oil conductivity
  • WG B2.28  TB 645 - Meteorological data for assessing climatic loads on overhead lines


Tours, activites & accommodation: attending the CIGRE Session 2016

A specific optional tours programme has been tailor-made for registered participants and accompanying persons. We recommend that you book your tour as soon as possible

CIGRE active Working Groups

Terms of Reference of the active Working Groups

Publish your paper in the new CIGRE online journal: CSE

The number 6 of CIGRE Science & Engineering (October 2016) is now available.

CIGRE Session 2018

The Call for Papers is available:

Pr. George Karady

CIGRE Members' Obituaries

In memoriam Prof. George KARADY and Thomas PRAEHAUSER


2nd Africa Smart Grid forum

05/03/2016 - 08/03/2016
Semiramis Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Call for Abstracts for the International Synchrophasor Symposium

22/03/2016 - 24/03/2016
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Integration of Large Capacity Renewable Energy Systems on Transmission & Distribution Networks

25/04/2016 - 27/04/2016
Meridien Amman Hotel, Amman, Jordan

CIGRE Regional South-East European Conference (RSEEC 2016)

10/10/2016 - 12/10/2016
University "Politehnica" of Bucharest , Romania

11th annual conference of CIGRE Canada in Vancouver!

17/10/2016 - 19/10/2016
Vancouver, Canada

International Colloquium organized by the US National Committee

02/11/2016 - 03/11/2016
Philadelphia, United States of America

2016 Grid of the Future Symposium

30/10/2016 - 01/11/2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States of America

Contact details

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

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