Welcome to the July edition of In The Loop,
In this issue we continue to highlight global work that CIGRE Australian members have been involved in as well as recognise a long serving member of the CIGRE Community.
The Tour De France has completed and has now made way for some 3500 CIGRE members and some 260 manufacturers and service providers to take over the Palais des Congrès in the last week of August.
The bi-ennial Paris Session is front and centre as it begins in only 24 days. This year Australia has a record number of delegates attending and we have had to source an additional hotel as bookings have far exceeded any previous year.
The 2018 Session 47 is shaping up to be one of the best and most informative yet, with the Paris office also reporting record attendances and a higher number of exhibitiors.
You can go to our website HERE to get more information and to also download the session program. Registrations are not possible after 8th August, so if you have been thinking about it, now is the time to act.
The work that we have highlighted this edition includes output from three of our 'C' Working Groups covering the areas of :- The major drivers for changes to Electricity Markets; the impact of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and a look at global system restoration practices and some ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency and reduce associated risks.
I would also like to make special mention of one of our long term members Mr. Hans Mayer who has been awarded a CIGRE Distinguished Member award in recognition of his long-standing contribution to the Association through participation in global technical work and with the Australian National Committee Panels.
This is a very well deserved award for Hans, who is a well respected member and mentor and who is still an active participant on our Australian B1 panel.
The next edition of ITL will be released in October and will cover some detail from the Paris Session as well as offer more detail on some upcoming technical events.
As always, I trust you will find the content of this newsletter relevant and interesting and enjoy the read. This is a freely distributable newsletter, so feel free to pass or forward to colleagues if you believe they may find the articles of interest.
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