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CIGRE is a collaborative global community committed to the world's leading knowledge development programme for the creation and sharing of power system expertise. This short video introduces you to this unique, worldwide organisation.


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Why collaboration is key to remaining resilient in our electric future

National Grid Electricity Transmission prides itself on providing services safely and reliably, whilst remaining resilient to external factors that could disrupt business activities. As the UK energy landscape changes – with greater cross–sector interdependence and evolving user expectations, how will we ensure that our electricity infrastructure remains resilient in the future?  By working collaboratively across businesses, the electricity sector, and other sectors to define, measure, and address resilience.

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Utility 3.0: Japan's Utility of the Future

Five megatrends (5Ds) will bring about changes to the Japanese power/energy business. These changes are inevitable and irreversible. We call them the 5Ds and they are:

  • Deregulation
  • Decentralization
  • Decarbonization
  • Digitilization
  • Depopulation

Depopulation is the trend that Japan will likely face earlier than the rest of the world, while the other 4Ds are global megatrends.


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Hydrogen, Power to Gas (P2G) and Gas to Power (G2P): Interesting technologies which need additional R&D and analyses within a system approach

The current use of wind and photovoltaic generation pose several challenges to their increasingly strong penetration (ref 1 and 2). The use of energy resources that do not generate CO2 emissions is becoming increasingly important. The idea of green hydrogen, produced by electrolyzers fed with electricity from renewable sources, which by burning generates water, is more compelling today considering the new needs of the electrical power systems with the explosion of wind and solar generation, taking care of its possible multi-sector uses as well.

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Hydrogen scalable production for a sustainable and breathable world

One important outcome from the 4.0 Industrial Thinking era brings up systems-to-systems approach integration, embracing cyber-physical systems (CPS), the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIoT), cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. If a single key word could epitomize what we are facing, it would be the Market Transformation era.

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CIGRE Event calendar

CIGRE's unique knowledge programme comes to life through its worldwide array of face to face and online events. International human interaction facilitates free exchange of knowledge within the CIGRE community. More>
August 2020  S M T W T F S
Administrative Council meeting in Virtual meeting (FR)       
2020 e-session in Paris (FR)       
Women in Engineering e-session in Paris (FR)       
Technical Council meeting in Paris (FR)       
2020 e-session in Paris (FR)       
September 2020  S M T W T F S
2020 e-session in Paris (FR)       
DEMSEE 2020 in Heraklion, Crete (GR)       
CIRED Workshop (Virtual) in Berlin (DE)       

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CIGRE commits as part of our values to continue as an unbiased global community for power system expertise. Our scope is end to end power systems with a technical foundation unparalleled in the world.


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June 2020



  • Strategy and decisions during difficult times
  • 1946 Paris Opening Session speech


Global Connections

  • System Operations impact of Covid-19: European Perspective
  • The mastering of large electrical systems - Interview with André Merlin
  • The Emissions Gap: The current decade is defining for our future
  • Hydrogen scalable production for a sustainable and breathable world


Life of Association

  • General Assembly
  • Distinguished Member Awards 2020
  • Technical Council Awards 2020
  • Thesis Award 2020 : Roni Irnawan


Annual Reports

  • B3: Substations and electrical installations
  • B4: DC systems and power electronics
  • B5: Protection and automation


Working Group Report

  • WG A2.54: Load sound power levels for specification purposes of three-phase 50 Hz and 60 Hz liquid-filled power transformers


Technical Brochures

  • 798 - WG B4.66: Implications for harmonics and filtering of the installation of HVDC converter stations in close proximity
  • 799 - WG C4.31 : Assessment of conducted disturbances above 2 kHz in MV and LV power systems 
  • 800 - WG B5.47: Network protection performance audits
  • 801 - WG B1.44: Guidelines for safe work on cable systems under induced voltages or currents
  • 802 - WG B3.45: Application of non-SF6 gases or gas-mixtures in medium voltage and high voltage gas-insulated switchgear
  • 803 - WG C5.24: Exploring the market value of Smart Grids and interactions with wholesale (TSO) and distribution (DSO) markets


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