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.
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