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Issue 16 - October 2018

Hello and welcome to the October edition of In The Loop,

In this issue there are a couple of articles on the recently completed Paris Session, a review of a seminar run earlier in the year by our C4 panel and a wrap up on some of our key events that are coming up.

As indicated in the July edition, we realised a record attendance for both Australian members and in total at this years Paris Session.  There were close to 3800 registered delegates and more than 300 exhibitors in the Palais de Congres and some 101 Aussie delegates plus companions.

The Paris session not only recognised Mr. Hans Mayer with a CIGRE Distinguished Member award but also recognised Mr. Terry Kreig with an Honorary Member award in recognition of his long-standing contribution to the Association through participation in global technical work including shairing the Global work of the  B3 Study Committee.   Both these awards were very well deserved and we congratulate both Hans and Terry on their achievement and recognition.

Another significant outcome from the Paris Session, is that Australia has won the right to host the 2023 CIGRE Symposium in Cairns.  This will bring together several of the Study Committees (currently 5) and we will also run the 2023 CIDER event a the same time.   Over the course of the week in Cairns, this will involve multiple streams of technical presentations and some 400+ delegates.   More information  on this signature event will be provided as we get closer to the date and firm up arrangements.

Following on from the Paris Event, we also have some very important CIGRE Australia events coming up, including our Annual General Meeting in November,  Transformer workshop, SEAPAC and CIDER events.

More information and registration information on all these events can be found on our events website -  here

I am also pleased to be able to announce that we have opened up the CIGRE '15months for 12months' offer to NEW members - any individual or collective member joining between now and 31 December gets membership for the rest of 2018 free and only pays for the 2019 Calendar year membership.

Also we are again running our 'Member Get Member' campaign which offers existing members rewards for sourcing new members - If you are an existing member you should check out this opportunity here - it may provide you with some Christmas spending money !

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 please pass or forward to colleagues if you believe they may find the articles of interest.

If you have any comments or suggestions for articles or topics, please feel free to contact me by phone (07) 3310 8838  or email enquiries@cigreaustralia.org.au

Best Regards

Terry Killen
Executive Manager
CIGRE Australia


Paris 2018 - An Overview

With almost 3,800 registrations and more than 300 exhibitors over three floors , the 2018 Paris session was the biggest yet and, based on general feedback, also very informative and successful.

Paris 2018 - Some Technical Insights

As always, the Paris Session brings together a number of global experts from across the whole CIGRE community and is the culmination of the previous two years of the CIGRE knowledge programme. The Paris Session is unlike any other conference. It offers an in-depth interactive congress, following a rigorous process where, rather than being presented, hundreds of papers are collaboratively debated.


Application of synchrophasor solutions for the monitoring and control of power systems"

In August this year, Australian Panel C4 led by Andrew Halley ran a technical seminar titled "Application of synchrophasor solutions for the monitoring and control of power systems" at the University of Wollongong. Professor Udaya Annakkage and Professor Athula Rajapakse from the University of Manitoba and Dr Vajira Pathirana from Teshmont in Canada presented the seminar based on Cigre Technical Brochure 702 titled "Application of Phasor Measuring Units for monitoring power system dynamic performance".

CIGRE - Upcoming Events

CIGRE Australia has several key events on the horizon including our AGM in November to be held in Hobart.
Information and registration for these can be found on our website under the events tab.