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August 2013

Words from the Secretary General

Dear all,

Welcome to the August 2013 edition of the CIGRE newsletter.

  • CIGRE Working Groups – Update:

WG B3.37; JWG C1/CIRED.29; WG A1.41 are launched

WG B1.31 and WG B1.30 are officially disbanded

  • Online registrations for the 2013 Auckland Symposium (16th – 17th September) are open

Participants from Australia and New Zealand are kindly invited to register via the local website: 

All other participants must register by 20th August 2013 at through CIGRE-Paris to benefit from the early bird rate. Please be informed that member rate applies only if the 2013 membership fee is duly settled.

MEMBER = €495.00; NON MEMBER = €595.00; COMPANION = €0.0

If you have news, events or any other interesting information to contribute to the newsletter, please send them to the newsletter editor at

I wish you a pleasant reading,

François MESLIER
Secretary General


International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems

CIGRE SC C4 on System Technical Performance is pleased to announce an international colloquium on ‘Lightning and Power Systems’ in Lyon, France

WG C1.9

CIGRE C1.9 – Africa Study Report

WG C1.9 of CIGRE Study Committee C1 on Power System Planning and Development

242 B photo diaporama Session 44

The 2014 Session will be held from 24 to 29 August in Paris

A new CIGRE promotional video highlights the benefits of attending the Session 45

Power electronics enabling the grid of the future

CIGRE, technical sponsor of EPE ECCE Europe 2013

Power electronics enabling the grid of the future

18th APUA congress Angola

18th APUA Congress (former UPDEA)

Energy Mix in Africa: challenges and prospects


2013 HVDC & FACTS Conference

28/08/2013 - 29/08/2013
Palo Alto, CA, United States of America

CMDM 2013 - International Conference on Condition Monitoring, Diagnosis and Maintenance 2013

02/09/2013 - 05/09/2013
Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest - Atlas conference room, Romania

AORC China

AORC CIGRE Technical Meeting 2013

03/09/2013 - 05/09/2013
Guangzhou, China


Joint Colloquium of CIGRE SC A2 / C4

08/09/2013 - 14/09/2013
Zurich, Switzerland


NZ Auckland Symposium

16/09/2013 - 17/09/2013
Auckland, New Zealand

Contact details

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

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