Cigré, the forum for electrical innovations

September 2014

Words from the Secretary General

Dear All,

Thank you to all the delegates and visitors who have attended the 45th Session.

The Paris Session has brought together more than 3235 delegates from 85 countries.

Terry BOSTON, CEO of PJM, gave the keynote speech of the opening ceremony of Sunday, followed by the presentation of the new Honorary Members and of the recipients of the CIGRE Fellow award and of the CIGRE medal.

President of CIGRE Klaus Froehlich and Terry Boston, CEO of PJM Interconnection, as well as more than 3235 delegates and invited experts in the field of power engineering

The program on Monday included three meetings addressing general topics:

The opening panel on the challenges of the transition in power systems with perspectives given by five speakers from the different parts of the world.

The workshop on large disturbances including presentations on system operation and market issues.

The panel on EPEE (Electric Power Engineering Education) where 10 speakers presented their views on how to bridge the gap between industry and universities.

Tuesday to Friday the main events in the program were sixteen Discussion Meetings arranged in four parallel sessions each day. At the same time there were 315 Poster Sessions where delegates could meet with paper authors.

Over 8500 visitors attended the technical exhibition during which 240 exhibitors have presented their most advanced products and technical solutions, on three floors of the Palais des Congrès.

This Paris Session was the opportunity for the 16 Study Committees and most Working Groups to have their meetings, totaling nearly 200 meetings during the week.

We hope to see you in 2016.

Philippe ADAM

Secretary General


Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • WG D1.35: TB 593 -- Past, present and future of IEC and IEEE high-voltage and high current testing standards
  • WG C4.207: TB 592 -- Guide for assessment of transferred EPR on telecommunication systems due to faults in A.C. Power systems
  • WG C6.19: TB 591 -- Planning and Optimization Methods for Distribution Systems
  • WG B4.04: TB 590 -- Protocol for reporting the operational performance of HVDC Transmission Systems
  • WG A3.27: TB 589 --  The Impact of the Application of Vacuum Switchgear at Transmission Voltages
  • WG D2.33: TB 588 -- Operation & Maintenance of Telecom Networks and Associated Information Systems in the Electrical Power

The first two books of the series, Overhead Lines (Study Committee B2) and Accessories for Extruded HV Cables (Study Committee B1) are available for purchase on

GB 2-- CIGRE Green Books - Accessories for HV Extruded Cables

SC: B1 

GB 1-- CIGRE Green Books - Overhead Lines

SC: B2

Symposia 2015

Lund Symposium

Sweden, May 27-28, 2015

Abstract deadline is September 30, 2014

Cape Town Symposium

South Africa, October 26-30, 2015

Abstract deadline is November 30, 2014


CEATI: Design & Asset Management Workshop

Transmission Lines for the 21st Century: Design & Asset Management Workshop

AORC Constitution Amendment

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

CIGRE Working Groups – Update

Here are the last Working Groups that have been created


SEAPAC 2015: South East Asia Protection and Automation Conference

17/03/2015 - 18/03/2015
Sydney, Dockside - Cockle Bay Wharf, Australia

5th International Scientific and Technical Conference

01/06/2015 - 05/06/2015
Sochi, Russian Federation

International Workshop CIGRE 2015 in Milano

26/08/2015 - 28/08/2015
Stresa -Maggiore Lake, Italy

SCA1 Meeting and Colloquium in Madrid

06/09/2015 - 11/09/2015
Madrid, Spain

CIGRE SC B4 Meeting and International Tutorials & Colloquium on HVDC and Power Electronics

21/09/2015 - 26/09/2015
Agra, J.P. Hotel, India

2015 Nagoya colloquium – call for papers

28/09/2015 - 02/10/2015
Nagoya , Japan

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