Welcome to this fourteenth edition of In The Loop (ITL).
It has been a busy period for us since the last edition seeing the running of the Paris Session, our AGM and annual reporting to members.
We now have over 850 subscribers and have published in excess of 90 technical articles related to CIGRE work within the region and internationally.
In this edition, we present recently completed reports from Working Groups B3.55, C5.26 and Joint Working Group C6/B4.37 which together provide some interesting and relevant information on developments in the renewable, distribution and BESS areas.
The Paris Session has come and gone and saw a very successful reunion of some 3700 delegates to meet at the Palais du Congres to discuss technical issues and challenges - of which there seem many. We had over 90 Australian delegates attend, which following the issues of COVID in recent years was a great outcome. In addition we fully or part funded seven young engineers (NGN) members to attend. A summary from our scholarship holders and one of our recipients of the global NGN contribution award can be viewed HERE.
Of course, for those not able to get to the Paris Session (or even if you did) you can schedule our 2023 International Cairns Symposium (4th -7th September) into your diaries.
We now have eleven of the sixteen global Study Committees attending over the four day event, so whilst not quite as large as a Paris Session, this Symposium will present an excellent opportunity to view and experience an international CIGRE event on Australian soil.
The call for abstracts for the Symposium has now been extended to 11th November 2022. The abstract submission only requires less than 500 words, with the paper from accepted authors being due in April 2023. So Don't delay, it is shaping up to be a very significant event in terms of numbers of attendees and activities planned.
You can CLICK HERE to go to the dedicated Cairns Symposium website where you can find everything you need to know about the Symposium including the call for abstracts, registration and sponsor information.
A two minute promotional video can be viewed HERE.
Our signature CIDER and SEAPAC events will be held within the Symposium with the one Symposium granting access to all the public Symposium sessions as well as SEAPAC and CIDER presentations.
The Call for Papers for CIDER has not yet been released, however the Call for papers for SEAPAC is now open and closes on 18th November.
Finally, we are pleased to be able to offer our Annual Technical Summaries as a Face to Face event 10th & 11th November in Sydney this year - goto our website for information and to register.
We will also be holding our Members Dinner on the evening of 10th November and will shortly be announcing the evenings entertainment - again, goto our website for information.
Technical Editor - Phil Southwell