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Issue 18 - May 2019

Welcome to the May issue of ITL.  

This year certainly seems to be flying by.  We have already seen our SEAPAC (South East Asia Protection and Automation Conference)  and Transformer workshop successfully conclude in March and April respectively and again a big thankyou to the delegates who attended and those companies who supported the events.

We have some further events planned for this year and whilst it is some way off, we were very pleased to recently have Paris Confirm the 2023 CIGRE Symposium to be held in Cairns 4-7 September 2023.  (Pencil it in your diaries)  This will be a signifcant event on the Global CIGRE calendar and will incorporate that years CIDER (Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources). 

Congratulations must go to  Joseph Treacy of Transgrid who won the APT award at SEAPAC for the best presentation as voted by delegates who attended.   Joseph will have his presentation published in an edition of T&D Magazine and will receive a free subscription.

This edition of In The Loop sees three core articles considering how to assist owners of power networks with outsourcing transmission line project management,  the establishment of a Joint Working Group to look at power quality issues in the changing power system and the formation of a new joint Working Group A1/C4.66  - Guide on the Assessment, Specification and Design of Synchronous Condensers for Power Systems.

In Addition, we have a brief update on upcoming events and a reminder that Synopses for the 2020 Paris Session are due to be lodged by 24 may 2019.     

Links to relevant brochures referenced in the articles have been provided and are free to members, whilst non members can buy the articles online if they wish.  Readers should note that in some cases,  the cost of annual membership and therefore access to the whole CIGRE database (some 14,000 documents, articles and technical brochures) is actually less than, or not much more than buying an article as a non member.

Between issues of In The Loop, we aim to keep members and other interested stakeholders up to date with significant activities through our LinkedIn and Twitter feeds as well as posting news items on our website.

Thank you for reading and if you find the content of interest, please pass the link onto fellow workmates and other colleagues/contacts who may have an interest.

 

Best Regards

Terry Killen
Executive Manager
CIGRE Australia

WG B2.53 - MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR BALANCING IN HOUSE AND OUTSOURCED OVERHEAD TRANSMISSION LINE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE.

A new technical brochure “TB 744” has been developed by Working Group B2.53 to assist owners of power networks with outsourcing transmission line project management and acquiring expertise to supplement in-house technical resources. Whilst the focus relates to transmission line practices, the principles are applicable to all disciplines associated with power network development and operation. This TB describes the benefits and risks of the outsourcing as well as the criteria that can be used to achieve successful outcomes.
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JOINT WG CIGRE/CIRED C4.40 - REVISIONS TO IEC POWER QUALITY REPORTS TO DEAL WITH THE CHANGING POWER SYSTEM

Voltage fluctuations, flicker, harmonics and voltage unbalance in power systems are critical factors in the consideration of power quality. They have traditionally been prescribed in a number of IEC Technical Reports. With the changes that are taking place in power systems such as the connection of distributed generation systems at all voltage levels, it is timely to consider what revisions are needed to ensure the standards remain adequate. To this end, a Joint Working Group CIGRE / CIRED C4.40, has been established and is well under way to produce a Technical Brochure by the end of 2019. Australian contributors to this work are Sarath Perera, Vic Gosbell and Alex Baitch.
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JOINT WG A1/C4.66 - GUIDE ON THE ASSESSMENT, SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN OF SYNCHRONOUS CONDENSERS FOR POWER SYSTEMS WITH PREDOMINANCE OF LOW OR ZERO INERTIA GENERATORS.

A new joint working group between A1 (Rotating Machines) and C4 (System Technical Performance) on the use of Synchronous Condensers in power systems with a predominance of low or zero inertia generators has just been initiated. The objective of the working group is to produce an application guide dealing with rotating machine and power system issues for synchronous condensers.
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CIGRE - Upcoming Conferences and Events


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Paris Session 2020 Synopses close 24 May 2019

Whilst the Paris Session for 2020 is still over twelve months away, preparations have already begun. Those who are looking to have papers presented at the August 2020 Session must lodge the synopses for those papers with CIGRE Australia by 24th May 2019.
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