Email subject:CIGRE Newsletter July 2016

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July 2016

Words from the Secretary General

Dear Readers,

The fifth issue of CIGRE Science & Engineering, the CIGRE journal of peer reviewed scientific articles launched in 2015, was released last month, and I am pleased to inform you that we received 14 excellent articles that illustrate the most recent research results and findings in the different fields covered by CIGRE.

On behalf of the editorial team, I address my congratulations to the authors of these papers and encourage you to continue contributing high level articles for the next issues of the journal.

This newsletter is the last before the next CIGRE Session from 21st to 26th August, and I have to forward a few messages to those of you who planned to attend it.

For those who have not yet registered, the second early bird fees for CIGRE members and non-CIGRE members, are available until the end of July. The full registration fee rate will be applicable from then until 16th August at noon (GMT + 1), and no more registration will be possible for delegates and companions after that date. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only before 15th August.

One of the innovations of the next Session are the six tutorials to be held on Monday afternoon. This initiative of the Technical Committee has been successfully received by a large number of delegates. Registrations to the tutorials quickly reached the limits of the capacity of the available rooms, and after moving to larger rooms, we had to close them. I want to apologize to those who cannot register.

This year, the safety of our delegates, exhibitors and visitors will be reinforced: there will be bag checks and metal detector checks realized at the Palais des Congrès and at Cité de la Mode et du Design. It will probably take slightly longer to gain access to these venues.

The Opening Ceremony on Sunday afternoon will be the occasion of the presentation of awards given to members of our Association that we would like to thank for their outstanding contributions to its technical or administrative activities.

The names of the new Honorary Members, CIGRE Fellows, and recipient of the CIGRE Medal, will be published in the August issue of Electra, as well as on the CIGRE website.

I now invite you to go through this newsletter to discover the most recent creations of Working Groups, the last Technical Brochures and the coming events of interest for CIGRE members.

Best regards,

Philippe ADAM

CIGRE Secretary General


Have a look at the latest version of the Session programme with the 6 tutorials (on page 7):

Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • WG B3.32 TB 660 --Saving though optimised maintenance in Air Insulated Substations
  • WG A2.38 TB 659 --Transformer thermal modelling
  • WG C5.15 TB 658 --Default management in electricity markets
  • WG B4.56 TB 657 --Guidelines for the preparation of "connection agreements" or "Grid Codes" for multi-terminal schemes and DC Grids
  • WG C4.111 TB 656 -- Review of LV and MV compatibility levels for voltage fluctuations
  • WG A2.48 TB 655 -- Technology and utilisation of oil-immersed shunt reactors


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.

Pr. George Karady

CIGRE Members' Obituaries

In memoriam Prof. George KARADY and Thomas PRAEHAUSER

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 Session 2018

The Call for Papers is available:


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

2016 Grid of the Future Symposium

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

International Colloquium organized by the US National Committee

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

International colloquium “building smarter substations”

14/11/2016 - 16/11/2016
Mexico City, Mexico

4th International Colloquium Transformer Research and Asset Management

10/05/2017 - 12/05/2017
Pula, Croatia

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