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Issue 9 - December 2016

Welcome to the final issue of ITL for 2016.  Another busy year for CIGRE which saw record attendance at the biennial Paris session, (both from Australia/New Zealand and globally) an overall increase in membership numbers, increasing visits to our linkedin page and growing numbers in the NGN ( Young Engineer Network)

Subscribers to our social media and ITL have also grown substantially over the last 12 months and we now have 659 ITL subscribers and over 400 linkedIn followers.  Visits to our web pages have shown a gradual increase over the year and we have had site visitors from some 156 countries.

This is a bit of an end of year ‘bumper edition'.   It includes an article briefly summarising the CIGRE year, an item covering the Grid of the Future symposium held in Philadelphia recently, a summary of the year from our our young engineers, a short summary of upcoming events for 2017. and finally a series of articles discussing the Paris Session held in August of this year.

During 2017 we will continue the focus on ‘getting the message out’ and always welcome ideas for articles and input from readers.

Thank you for reading and I wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable festive season and 2017.

Terry Killen
Executive Manager
CIGRE Australia




2016 - A Brief Summary

The 2016 year was another busy year which saw Increasing member numbers, the growth of our online and social media presence and the biennial Paris CIGRE Session and exhibition in late August, which saw record attendance.


Young Engineers (NGN) report on 2016

CIGRE Australia's young engineer network (NGN) continues to show increasing membership. The current co-chairs of Alex Price ( Energex) and Winodh Jaywardene (AECOM) and their committee have done a great job in developing the NGN and implementing activities for members


Grid of the Future Symposium and CIGRE Colloquium

CIGRE Australia panel C1 Convenor Graeme Ancell has recently attended the Grid of the Future Symposium in Philadelphia where he presented the findings of the Working Group C1.32 (Best practice in load forecasting) which he has led. This symposium has been held in the USA for the last five years and provides a forum for discussion on system reliability and grid codes.


CIGRE Events - 2017

CIGRE will again host a number of meetings and conferences during 2017. The major ones being SEAPAC in March 2017 , CIGRE workshop in April and our Distributed Energy conference - CIDER in August.


Paris Session Summary

Phil Southwell, CIGRE Fellow and Honorary member has attended many CIGRE Session events. He has compiled a summary of the 2016 Session based on feedback from our Panel Convenors.


Paris Technical Exhibition Highlights

NGN member and one of the the 2016 Paris Session scholarship recipients has put together a short summary of some of the highlights of the Paris Technical Exhibition.


Paris Session Scholarship Reports

As a condition of the awarding of the Paris Session scholarlships, our two recipients are required to provide a post event report. Emma Rogers from Energex and Matthew Ridgley from Ergon have finalised their reports on the event