Cigré, the world forum for power systems

May 2016

Words from the Secretary General

Dear Readers,

The 2016 CIGRE Session will take place in less than four months from now.

In this editorial I would like to emphasize two points: the registration process and the main innovations that the delegates will discover this year.

As mentioned in the General Programme of the Session, the registration process is slightly different from what it was in the past:

  • Registrations and payments will be closed on 15th August 2016;
  • There will be no on-site registration and payments at the Palais des Congrès.

The first Early Bird rate is now closed (since 30th April 2016) and the second early bird rate is ending on 31st July 2016. These preferential rates are applicable if the registration fee payment is received before the end of the rate period.

I also remind you that, as in the past, the member rate is applicable only to the members who have paid two consecutive years’ membership fees (2014 and 2015, or 2015 and 2016).

The main innovations for this Session address different profiles of participants to the Session:

  • For young members, but of course not only for them, we will have six tutorials on the Monday afternoon;
  • For delegates who want to submit spontaneous contributions during the Group Discussion Meetings, we have developed a web based system to facilitate their interaction with the session chairs;
  • For delegates, exhibitors and visitors, an updated CIGRE 2016 app with more interactive features will be available;
  • For Working Group Conveners and Study Committee Secretaries, demonstrations on the new collaborative tools recently developed will be presented during the Session week;
  • For National Committee Representatives, demonstrations on the online membership management tool will also be presented.

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 updated version of the Session programme with the 6 tutorials (on page 7):

Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • WG D1.25  TB 654 --UHF Partial Discharge Detection System for GIS: Application Guide for Sensitivity Verification
  • WG B2.49  TB 653 --Safe Design Tensions for Single Conductors Fitted With Elastomer Cushioned Suspension Units
  • WG B1.37  TB 652 --Guide for the operation of self-contained fluid filled cable systems
  • WG C5.19  TB 651 --Report on regulatory aspects of the demand response within electricity markets
  • WG C3.10   TB 650 --Sustainable development performance indicators for electric power generation


Launch of Women’s Network Cigre UK

Over 50 delegates attended the workshops and 62 delegates were present for the senior leader’s presentations and networking event

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 2016 registrations are open

The second early bird rate is ending on 31st July 2016

CIGRE Working Groups – Update

Terms of Reference of the active Working Groups.


International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems

27/06/2016 - 29/06/2016
University of Bologna, Italy

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

Save the date for the 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

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