CIGRE Australia membership continues to grow as does our technical contribution to regional as well as global working groups, study committees and task forces. This article presents a short summary of our membership and some general statistics.
CIGRE Australia is currently ranked 8th globally (from 62 National Committees) in terms of numbers of members.
As can be seen from below, NSW has the most members, with Qld by far having the greatest number of student members.
Each of our panel convenors has a place on the respective CIGRE global Study Committee. Australia is one of the few National Committees to have a representative on each of the 16 Study Committees and this enables us to maintain international involvement and to keep abreast of what is happening in each area on a global basis.
Australia’s leadership position is greatly enhanced by CIGRE Australia representatives who convene international Working Groups on topics of significant regional and international interest. These members are considered leaders in their field with the task of addressing industry issues and defining international best practice. We currenlty sponsor 10 Convenors of international working groups and Australia have over 140 experts participating in these global working groups.
CIGRE Australia is ranked 7th among all national committees for leadership of international Working Groups.
Over the last few years, we have seen quite a deal of interest in the various conferences and events we have held.
During 2017 :
As can be seen from the above, CIGRE Australia has had quite a successful 2017 in regard to events and conferences, with over 500 attendees, 115 speakers ( including 11 International) 132 Technical Papers presented and provided a marketing opportunity for some 37 Companies and service providers.
Our Website www.cigreaustralia.org.au has now seen over 30,000 visitors from 168 countries since its launch in May 2014. These visitors have created 48,000 sessions and viewed over 120,000 pages.
Similarly, our LinkedIn site has now attracted some 730 followers in the last year and is growing weekly - why not follow us now to keep up to date with CIGRE news and events !? We have also fairly recently set up a Twitter Account and are also posting relevant information to that - CIGRE TwitterWe have now issued 13 Editions of our email newsletter - In The Loop (ITL) which have had some 57 Technical articles, as well as general information on CIGRE events. We now have 690 subscribers and many of the articles are accessed directly online. If you are not a subscriber, you can register here or forward this edition to a colleague who may be interested.