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November 2014

Words from the Secretary General

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In 2014’s final newsletter I would like to share the following points:

  • The results of the satisfaction survey among Delegates, launched the week following the 2014 Session, showed a good return rate of 40% and a stable global satisfaction in comparison to 2012 with 98% satisfactory or most satisfactory answers. 95% of the Delegates have the intention to attend in 2016. Satisfying the expressed expectations is a good basis for us to further increase these figures.
  • The call for papers for the next symposium to be held in Lund (Sweden) in May 2015 was extended to mid-October and resulted in 159 proposals of synopsis. The authors of the papers selected by the Study Committees involved in the event will be notified by the end of November.
  • The second symposium of 2015 is organised in cooperation IEC and will take place in Cape Town in October. The deadline for submitting abstracts is the end of November.
  • In order to facilitate the organisation of meetings by Study Committees and Working Groups or events by National Committees, a calendar of all the planned CIGRE events and governing bodies meetings, covering the current coming 24 months, is available from the Events webpage.
  • CIGRE Green Books are a new collection of publications that were launched during the 45th Session in Paris. Their success was such that it has been necessary to reprint them to satisfy the demand!

I now invite you to have a look at the other information available in this November newsletter.

Best regards,

Philippe ADAM

Secretary General


Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • WG C4.112: TB 596 -- CIGRE/CIRED : Guidelines For Power Quality Monitoring– Measurement Locations, Processing And Presentation Of Data
  • WG D1.27: TB 595 -- Fingerprinting Of Polymeric Insulating Materials For Outdoor Use
  • WG B3.30: TB 594 -- Guide To Minimise The Use Of Sf6 During Routine Testing Of Electrical Equipment


CIGRE Green Books

The first two books of the series, Overhead Lines (Study Committee B2) and Accessories for Extruded HV Cables (Study Committee B1) are available. For more information, please contact

Success for SC B1 at CIGRE Session 45

Willem (Wim) Boone received the award for successful international leadership and guidance in understanding critical factors affecting power cable life and in improving diagnostic test procedures

CIGRE Working Groups – Update

Here are the last Working Groups that have been created

Dr. Daris FARLONI passed away

Daris was an excellent member of Study Committee B3 representing Italy, and his work contributed considerably to the world of Substations


SEAPAC 2015: South East Asia Protection and Automation Conference

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

CAGRE 2015: Algerian Large Electrical Network Conference

24/03/2015 - 26/03/2015
HILTON, Algiers, Algeria

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

CIGRE Tutorial & Colloquium

07/10/2015 - 09/10/2015
Lima, Peru

Contact details

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

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