Welcome to the first edition of In The Loop for 2022.
We have another three interesting and relevant technical articles to kick off the year and also some information below on the upcoming CIGRE Australia CIDER event and a taster for our 2023 Cairns Symposium and this years Paris Session.
First up we have the follow up to an article looking at coatings for protecting electrical insulators published in the December ITL. This follow up - Part 2 article covers the content of TB 838 - Coatings for protecting overhead power networks against icing, corona noise, corrosion and reducing their visual impact produced by WG B2.69. The Australian member of this working group was Francis Lirios.
The second article - TB 858 is from WG B3.48 and describes a process to classify a wide range of substation assets in terms of their changing likelihood of having an in-service failure. This was achieved through producing guidelines for companies to build credible Asset Health Indices. The Australian member on this WG was Michael Verrier.
Finally the third article is a very interesting and relevant Working Group Report (WGR) on resilience. Produced by WG C4.47, WGR_320_1 covers resilience of interdependent critical infrastructure for a wide range of events from climate change to war. The Australian member on the WG is Pierluigi Mancarella who has produced this article.
I would like to remind readers that the return of CIDER (Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources) is only 19 Days away. We are very happy to be able to finally present the 5th edition of CIDER in Adelaide 10th -11th May. This we are pleased to say this will be an in person only event, providing delegates an opportunity to physically meet with fellow experts and discuss relevant topical technical issues. We have a full program which can be downloaded HERE and if you would like to attend you can see more information and REGISTER HERE.
Later this year, CIGRE global will be hosting the Paris Session 28th August to 2 September and already the very large exhibition hall in the Palais des Congrès is virtually full. The return of the physical event is generating a lot of interest from both local and international delegates. More information and the registration process can be found HERE.
I am very please to be able to recognise our two 2022 Young Professional Paris Scholarship recipients. We again received very high quality applications so full credit to the recipients YiSiang Ooi (AEMO) and Neha Moturi (Energy Queensland).
YiSiang and Neha receive fully funded attendance at the Paris Session including airfares, registration, accommodation and guided attendance to the Session and related activities.
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Technical Editor - Phil Southwell