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May 2014

Words from the President

Dear Colleagues, Dear Members,

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of the CIGRE newsletter.

We aim to make our newsletter as useful as possible. Our wish is to connect, communicate and collaborate with CIGRE members. If you have news, events or any other interesting information to contribute to the newsletter, please send them to the newsletter editor.

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I wish you a pleasant reading,


CIGRE Session 2014

  • The early bird rate for registrations at the 2014 Sessionis now closed. Participants interested in the Conference can register at fee 2 (Member price: 980 Euros / Non Member price: 1180 Euros).
  • Please note that the Session Papers will be available for downloading in June - for duly registered delegates only, as well as the Special Reports– on free access. See also our guide and template for your contributions.
  • This year the CIGRE invites as a special guest Terry Boston, President and CEO of  PJM Interconnection to lead an exclusive open allocution on the ‘21st Century Power Grids—Reliable, Controllable and Resilient.
  • 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. For a complete description of all the tours available, please click here.

Lund CIGRE Symposium 2015

See our Call for Papers on the website: click here

The deadline for sending your abstract is 30th September 2014.

Latest Technical Brochures published on

  • SC A1 : TB 582 -- Survey on Hydro Generator Cleaning
  • WG A1.28 : TB 581 --Corona Electromagnetic Probe Tests (TVA)
  • WG C5.12: TB 580 -- Generator Market Power Mitigation Measures in Electricity Markets
  • JWG A2/C4.39 : TB 577B --Electrical Transient Interaction Between Transformers and the Power System - Part 2: case studies
  • WG C1.19  :  TB 579 --Green Field Network, Designing Future Networks Ignoring Existing Constraint
  • JWG A2/C4.39 : 577A --Electrical Transient Interaction Between Transformers and the Power System - Part 1- Expertise


In Memoriam: Dr. Dorin Cristescu

A very long-standing member of CIGRE, Dr. Dorin Cristescu, passed away on March 25th, 2014

2014 Awards

The CIGRE Medal and the Fellow Award are open for nominations from all CIGRE members

Electra journal

CIGRE Members may choose to stop receiving Electra paper version in the Member zone

CIGRE Working Groups – Update

Here are the last Working Groups that have been created

18th ASEA Congress (former UPDEA)

Energy Mix in Africa: challenges and prospects


The XIII SEPOPE – Symposium of Specialists in Electric Operational and Expansion Planning

18/05/2014 - 21/05/2014
Foz do Iguassu, Brazil


21/05/2014 - 23/05/2014
Budapest, Hungary

AORC Technical Meeting 2014

27/05/2014 - 29/05/2014
Arcadia Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan


11/06/2014 - 12/06/2014
Rome, Italy

CIGRÉ Regional South-East European Conference

08/10/2014 - 10/10/2014
Timisoara Hotel, Timisoara , Romania

International Workshop CIGRE 2015 in Milano

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

Contact details

Estelle Tijou
Communications Manager
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