Welcome to our 7th Edition of our industry newsletter - In The Loop (ITL)
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that CIGRE Australia has added a Twitter account to its communication media.
You are now able to keep abreast of what is happening in the CIGRE world by following us at @CIGREAUS and of course via our existing LinkedIn account
Follow us so that you can remain up to date with CIGRE events and news and importantly what events and activities our Young Engineer Network (NGN) have planned.
Toward the end of next month 21st - 26th August, CIGRE is holding its biennial session in Paris. This event is attended by some 3500 delegates and we have some 95 registered Australian delegates and partners. We will use Twitter and LinkedIn to keep followers up to date with significant sessions and proceedings.
The next edition of ITL will be held over to an early October publishing date so that we can present some summaries of the Paris session.
This edition features some of the working group work that our CIGRE Australian members have been involved in.
The first article summarises the work being coordinated by Nalin Pahalawaththa on connection of wind farms to weak AC Power Systems and contains a link to the TOR. The paper with the detailed results should be available later this year following the Paris Session.
The second article looks at some important co-operation between New Zealand and Australian members looking at issues related to life extension of HVDC systems, whilst the third item in this edition offers a link to the executive summaries of work completed by our C5.17 Working Group on the topic of Capacity Mechanisms used in various markets around the globe.
Finally, there is a short summary and a link to the presentation 'Global Power System Trends and Implications for the Future' given by CIGRE Australia's Phil Southwell at the recent Electricity Engineers Association conference held in Wellington.
Thank you for your interest and I trust you enjoy the articles. If you would like to follow up information in the articles, have suggestions for future articles or would like to enquire about the benefits of CIGRE membership, please contact our office (07) 3310 8838 or email us.