At the Annual General Meeting on 28 November, the successful candidates for the open positions on the CIGRE Board were announced. They are:
An Honorary Membership of CIGRE Australia was bestowed on Rod Hughes at the Annual General Meeting held on 28 November in consideration of Rod’s exceptional contribution over many years including to the AU B5 Panel, SEAPAC, CIGRE SC and WGs, and developing and managing KMS both for CIGRE Australia and later CIGRE globally.
NGN Committee Positions Closing! Click here to register your expression of interest for the NGN Committee
The office of CIGRE Australia has moved from Brisbane to Sydney, effective 1 August 2023.
I am pleased to advise that Mr Peter McIntyre has commenced as CIGRE Australia’s new Chief Executive Officer. The Board and I wish Peter a warm welcome.
CIGRE is now calling for papers for the 2024 Paris Session.The Preferential Subjects can be downloaded from HERE.
The Australian and Chinese NGN (Next Generation Network) - Young Engineers will be hosting this webinar looking at Future Distribution Networks.
CIGRE Australia Chairman Dr. Sean McGoldrick and Mr. Phil Southwell (Chair of the local organising committee) today confirmed Mr David Shankey, Deputy Director-General of the Energy Division in the Queensland Department of Energy and Public Works and Mr. Adam Middleton, Vice President - Western Europe, Siemens Energy and Président, Siemens Energy SAS & Dresser-Rand SAS, France as the Keynote speakers for the CIGRE Cairns Symposium 4-7 September 2023.
CIGRE Australia has today published the DRAFT high level program for the 2023 Cairns Symposium.
CIGRE Exhibited a the recent Pacific Power Association conference in Brisbane.
THE WINNER IS - Miyagi, Tomoya of Tohoku Electric Power Co.,Inc., Japan for the Synopsis titled Case Study on Advancement of Electric Power System Maintenance Work Using ICT.
Following significant interest in the 2023 Cairns Symposium we received a number of requests from several organisations and individuals to seek an extension to the Abstract due date so that they can lodge an abstract and participate in this International event.
Cairns 2023 CIGRE International Symposium and SEAPAC 23 Call for papers closes in 7 days !!Cairns Symposium 2023
The results of Director Elections were confirmed at the recent CIGRE Australia AGM.
Due to Directors reaching end of term and retirement from the board, CIGRE Australia is seeking suitably qualified members to nominate for the Treasurer role and a General Director role.
CIGRE Australia exhibited and marketed next year's Cairns Symposium at the recently completed Paris Session 2022.
CIGRE Australia CEO MR. Terry Killen today announced the opening of the event website for the 2023 Cairns Symposium.
CIGRE Australia is very pleased to announce that Dr Genevieve Lietz from AEMO has been awarded the WiE (Women in Energy) award which recognises outstanding contributions of WiE members to CIGRE activities. Dr Lietz has been the Secretary of CIGRE Study Committee C4 (Power System Technical Performance) since 2018 and an active member of working groups
Three CIGRE Australia members have received international recognition from CIGRE for their contribution to CIGRE work and activities.
CIGRE Australia has released the prospectus for the International Symposium it is hosting in Cairns 4th - 7th September 2023.CEO Terry Killen , said that planning for the Symposium has been building since 2018 and is well on track for it to be a significant event on the 2023 calendar. He said the Symposium has attracted a lot of international and local interest, with several companies currently in discussion for sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
CIGRE Australia and the B5 (Protection and Automation) panel is offering this free online webinar on Wednesday 15th June.
CIGRE is please to recognise Mitchell Tap, CIGRE Australia NGN’s Mentoring Coordinator, who has been awarded the E S Cornwall Memorial Scholarship which seeks to provide young power engineers with experience in the global electricity supply industry.
CIGRE Australia announces recipients of the 2022 Young Professional Scholarships to the Paris Session
CIGRE Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Young Professional Scholarship to attend the CIGRE Paris Session in August of this year.
The video recording of 'A Taste of CIDER;' is now available on the CIGRE Australia website.
CIGRE is pleased to announce two sponsors for the upcoming CIDER22 event to be held in Adelaide 10th & 11th May.
CIGRE Australia is pleased to announce the opening of scholarships for Young Professionals to attend the CIGRE 2022 Session being held from 28 August to 2 September 2022 in Paris, France.
The CIGRE Australia NGN and UK NGN are pleased to announce our first collaborative event !
Last year again presented us all with the Challenges of living in a COVID environment.
The organising committee for IEEE PES ISGT - Asia are pleased to announce that the full program is now available.
The Chairman of the Technical Council has approved two new Working Groups (WG):
The results of the CIGRE Australia Board elections were announced at yesterday's AGM.
To conclude the CIGRE Next Generation Network activities for the 2021 Centennial Session we would like to invite you to join this social networking event from 20:00-22:00 (AEST) on Wednesday 13th October.
It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of long time CIGRE member Mr. Hans Mayer.
Members are reminded that the CIGRE Australia AGM will be held as an online event on Thursday 30th September 11am to 1pm (AEST)
It was with great sadness that we heard of the recent passing of Moira Bevan.
The Ballot is now open for voting for the 2021 Director appointments for CIGRE Australia.
Several CIGRE Australia members have been recognised with global awards at the recent Paris Centennial Session.
CIGRE Australia has confirmed that due to the ongoing concern and border closures related to COVID, the CIDER21 event due to be held in Adelaide in November of this year has been moved to May 10th and 11th 2022.
CIGRE Australia has opened nominations for several positions on its board which are becoming vacant due to serving members coming to the end of their elected terms.
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CIGRE has announce a new global program aimed at attracting more members and providing even more value for membership.
Following the success of the B1 Webinar series in 2020, a further program has been developed for delivery in 2021.
The Organising committee for the CIGRE Transformer Reliability Webinar are pleased to be able to release the program for the 3 session event.
The organising committee for the CIGRE CIDER 21 event in Adelaide 2-3 November 2021 has now issued a call for presentations.
CIGRE Chief Executive Terry Killen today announced the launch of a dedicated website to the CIGRE Australia young engineer network (NGN - Next Generation Network). Mr Killen said this was "the result of the work of many of our young engineers, in particular Madeline Binet of AEMO who has oversighted and co-ordinated the project as well as building much of the content ."
The IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia (IEEE PES ISGT-Asia 2021) Conference is now calling for submissions of abstracts and/or full paper for the 10th IEEE PES ISGT-Asia Conference to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5-8 December 2021.
CIGRE is now calling for papers for the 2022 Paris Session.The Preferential Subjects can be downloaded from HERE.
A new Working Group has been approved: •TOR-WG C4.61_Lightning transient sensing, monitoring and application in electric power systems. The Terms of Reference (TOR) and to the rules to propose members can be found at : https://bit.ly/3isiven
The University of Queensland, Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC), has announced four online CPD courses in Feb/Mar 2021.
At the November 2020 AGM, members confirmed the election of Dr. Stewart Bell to the vacant role of General Director on the CIGRE Australian Board.
CIGRE has today released the Annual Technical Summaries covering the work of its sixteen Technical Panels.
CIGRE Australia is pleased to announce that Mr. Phil Coughlan of Level Crossings - Victoria has been endorsed as the incoming Co-Chair for 2021-22. Phil will take up the role in November of this year. He has been an integral part of the team at CIGRE Australia for many years, initially Secretary of the Australian Technical Committee, before transitioning to B1 NGN Liaison this year.
CIGRE Australia has today issued to members a call for nominations for the position of Treasurer and one General Director on its board due to the resignation of Treasurer Mr Tony Armstrong and the end of General Director constitutional term for Dr Steven Jay.
The University of Queensland, Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC), is pleased to announce
Earlier this week, CIGRE Chairman Trevor Armstrong announced that due to other professional and personal commitments, CIGRE Australia Treasurer Tony Armstrong has reluctantly stepped down from the Treasurers role on the board.
Australian Board Member - Mr. Phil Southwell was elected to the Global CIGRE Steering committee over the weekend.
Globally, many market and transmission operators are facing new challenges that are reshaping the way we manage our energy systems. This includes: • Changes in generation mix • Decreases in conventional generation • Increases in renewable and distributed generation • Environmental and regulatory policy changes
Registrations for the 2020 Paris e-session and the 2021 Paris Session are now open
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic CIGRE has postponed its 2020 signature Paris event to 2021. In the interim a unique digital e-session will run in 2020.
Four long term Australian CIGRE members have received Distinguished member status from the global governing body.
CIGRE announces a reorganisation of its 2020 signature Paris event into a digital e-session in 2020. Our planned in person August 2020 event offering 'the leading global event for sharing power system expertise' is now scheduled for August 2021 as a special Centennial Session, with similar format as previous Sessions (e.g., plenaries, tutorials, poster sessions, technical exhibition).
CIGRE Australia are presenting a webinar STATCOM Tutorial with Australian Case Studies -09:00-10:30 AEST, 8 April 2020 , presented by John Wright-Smith (AMSC)
AEMO is hosting the ESIG down under event, which will bring together key leaders in our industry to share insights into the energy sector’s transformation, with a special focus on the dissolution of traditional interfaces in Australia.
CIGRE has announced the recipients of its biennial scholarship for young engineers to attend the Paris Session later this year.
CIGRE has released the recordings of the Technical presentations made at last years Technical reporting forum
The Paris Central Office is offering an incentive to small start up companies to exhibit at this years Paris Session 48 in August 2020.
CIGRE Australia has today announced the opening of its Scholarship offer for the Paris 2020 Session - 23 to 28 August 2020.
The modern power system is transitioning into one complex and interrelated grid, with the lines between generation, transmission and distribution increasingly blurred. The power system is also decentralising and introducing an array of new technologies. From big data, distributed energy resources and cyber security to micro grids, renewables and storage, a major evolution is underway.
The much awaited programme for the upcoming CIDER19 conference on DER and renewables has been released today.
CIGRE is very pleased to be able to confirm two Industry experts to deliver the KeyNote Addresses at its upcoming DER CIDER Conference 20th and 21st August in Melbourne
The Master Class in “Optimal Selection of Insulators for Polluted Environments” is intended to provide an understanding of the process of dimensioning, i.e. selecting of the most optimal types, materials and geometrical parameters for overhead line and substation insulators intended to various pollution environments.
The Australian Power Institute is pleased to present this interactive forum between industry and university representatives will focus on knowledge sharing relating to a number of INDUSTRY DRIVEN INNOVATION PROJECTS
CIGRE's Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources will be presented in Melbourne 20 -21 August 2019. The Call for Presentations closes on 7 June. SUBMIT NOW !
David Bones, CIGRE Australia Technical Chair will be one of many experts presenting at the upcoming Electrical Engineering Forum. David who is Executive Manager Risk, Assurance and Regulation at GHD Advisory. will present a case study on 'leveraginig international knowledge to tackle emerging power system challenges'
CIGRE central office is now calling for Synopses submissions for people interested in having a paper accepted to the CIGRE Paris 2020 Session
CIGRE Austraila Chair, Mr Trevor Armstrong has announced that he has reluctantly accepted the resignation of CIGRE board member Mr. Ken Barber.
The Annual CIGRE Transformer Workshop and the Techcon Conference are getting closer and interest has been growing. These events attract regional and international Transformer expertise and are a great opportunity to discuss current issues and practices in the Transformer related area.
The detailed program for CIGRE's upcoming A2 Transformer workshop has now been released.
CIGRE Australia's Executive Manager Terry Killen today announced that CIGRE were very pleased to be able to confirm Mr. Gerard Reiter (Executive Manager, Network Planning & Operations at TransGrid) as the Key Note speaker at the up coming SEAPAC 19 event.
Professor Michael Negnevitsky of the University of Tasmania has received the prestigious ACPE - CIGRE award recognising exceptional Australasian academics for outstanding career-long contributions to teaching and research in electric power engineering as well as contribution to industry and CIGRE activities.
CIGRE Australia has today announced that it is offering free membership to NEW members for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year !
Hans Mayer today was presented with a distinguished member award in recognition of his many years of contribution to the work of CIGRE.
The CIGRE Board will be presenting a FREE technical update on CIGRE activities on July 10th in Sydney - come and find out what CIGRE is about and some information on the latest technical work being completed globally
Reinhausen Australia and Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) have issued an invitation to CIGRE Australia members who are participating in the Paris 2018 IGRE symposium to attend a technical visit before/after the symposium of MR´s high voltage testing laboratory in Regensburg.
CIGRE has announced the recipients of its biennal scholarships to attend the Paris Session.
Registrations for the biennial CIGRE Paris Session 47 are now open and information and the registration process is available on the CIGRE Site.
The API and CIGRE are pleased to be able to bring Dr, Wallace Vosloo to Australia to present a MasterClass series on High Voltage Insulation. These Masterclasses will be offered in Perth,Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on various dates in the middle of the year and will be focused on practical applications and learning.
The CIGRE board and management will present a summary of CIGRE's work and benefits of membership in a free seminar to be held at the Western Power's offices in Perth.
CIGRE has today announced that it will again offer two Young Engineer scholarships to the biennial Paris Session in August of this year. Submissions are now open for this scholarship to attend this prestigious event.
CIGRE Australia has today called for nominations to fill vacancies on its Board which have arisen due to end of term and resignations.
CIGRE Australia's Young Engineer Network (NGN) recently organised a site visit and tour to the Wilson Transformer State of the art transformer facility in Melbourne Victoria
CIGRE is now offering free membership for all classes of membership to the end of 2017. Pay for a 2018, twelve month membership and get the remainder of this year free. (15 months)
Three of CIGRE Australia's 16 panels are offering short and targeted seminars over the next couple of months which will discuss some of the technical challenges associated with these topic areas.
The upcoming CIDER event has attracted unprecedented interest with all exhibition taken and more registrations at this stage than attended the 2015 event. Ross Thompson, Siemens General Manager Distributed Energy Systems who are the platinum sponsors for the event is very happy with how the event is shaping up and is looking forward to
Students from the university of Queensland and engineers from Powerlink recently attended an address from Andrew Liveris, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Dow Chemicals on the topic of innovation
CIGRE Paris has recently released the updated and much improved version of its long standing document and reference database - e-cigre
Following a very high level of interest and submissions, 24 quality presentations have been selected to be discussed at CIDER 17.
The 2016 B1 Study Committee annual report has been published in the April copy of Electra to members.
CIGRE is pleased to be able to announce that interest in CIDER ( Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources) is building and we have several well recognised suppliers signed on as sponsors.
Study Committee B3 (Substations) annual report has been published in the June edition of CIGRE's magazine - ELECTRA.
A Workshop on Low Cost Substation and Transmission Solutions was held during the week of March 13 to 17, 2017 at the Eskom Research and Innovation Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop was part of the efforts of CIGRE’s Working Group B3.43 “Contemporary Substation Design for Developing Countries”, (Convened by Australian member Perry Tonking) to provide technical guidance to support developing countries in securing access to an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy supply that is vital to end extreme poverty and promote economic prosperity.
CIGRE is pleased to announce Mr, John Bradley -Chief Executive of Energy Networks Australia as the keynote speaker at CIDER 17
CIGRE Australia board director and member Mr. Ken Barber has led WG B1.47 which has recently produced a Technical Brochure -Implementation of long AC HV and EHV cable systems. This has been published in CIGRE's global technical magazine - ELECTRA. The summary of the article follows
Distributed Energy Resources is one of the hottest topics that many in the power industry are working to develop optimal solutions for. The CIGRE C6 Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation Study Group and Australian Panel are helping industry professionals discuss and address these challenges through the second edition of the biennial CIDER conference.
The interactive Transformer Workshop is scheduled for Monday 3rd April. There is a raft of expert speakers from planning and technical plant issues through to commercial and asset maintenance.
CIGRE Australia Chairman Mr. Nino Ficca has stepped down from the Chair role at the recent board meeting.
Protection of embedded generation and microgrids is one of the focus areas at SEAPAC 17 - Melbourne 14,15 March SEAPAC 17 features 39 technical papers on a variety protection, automation and control topics, presented by local and international experts. Included in this quality programme are a number of papers on the hot topic of the protection of embedded generation and microgrids.
CIGRE Australia is proud to present “Transformers - Dealing with the Unforeseen- an interactive workshop”.
SEAPAC 17 EARLY BIRD registrations closes TODAY ( January 31) at midnight. Action your final chance to get the best rate for this go-to event for protection, automation and control know-how.
The Victorian Government recently undertook a world-first trial to demonstrate the capabilities of a range of fully optimised Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) technologies in reducing bushfire risk as a result of powerline faults or breakages. Some of the results of the trial are very encouraging and the technology looks set to help address this crucial issue. At SEAPAC 17 a number of papers are being presented by a suite of international and local experts on the wider subject
Paris has issued the call for papers for the 2018 Paris Session 47. The 2016 Session saw over 400 papers presented with 3290 delegates. A great opportunity to contribute to a world audience of experts. Closing date is 9th June 2017
The SEAPAC 2017 daily programme of presentations has just been finalised and published – revealing a comprehensive lineup of hot topical issues and relevant subjects for utilities, vendors, and consultancies.
The biennial SEAPAC conference on protection, automation and control is hosted by CIGRE Australia’s ‘B5 Panel’. Next year’s event in mid March is getting greater than ever support from utilities, vendors, and consultancies, with key industry players already signing on as sponsors:
During the Paris Session, Perry (CEO of Kiribati Public Utilities Board) and Natalie Tonking organised and ran a raffle in aid of the children attending the Kiribati School and Centre for Children with Special Needs.
The Biennial CIGRE Paris session is a unique gathering of Electricity Industry experts and not only offers the opportunity to come up to speed with global work and initiatives, but also provides the organisation the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the dedication and hard work of its members. This year at the session CIGRE Australian members were the recipients of three notable and sought after awards.
CIGRE Australia held its' AGM and related events in Melbourne form 10th - 13th November.
The Electrical College of the Institution of Engineers Australia is calling for nominations for the College's major awards for 2016.
CIGRE Australia has today made available its' Sponsor and Exhibitor' opportunities for the 6th SEAPAC conference to be held in Melbourne in March 2017.
CIGRE Australia is proud to announce the opening of registrations for its 6th biennial SEAPAC conference - SEAPAC 17
Abstracts to Present a paper at the 6th edition of CIGRE Australia's SEAPAC are now being sought.
Each year, the panel convenors of the Australian Technical Committee present a summarised report on the activities of their panle area.
CIGRE Australia member Phil Southwell has been recognised globally with the award of CIGRE Fellow. One of only 5 such awards granted every two years.
CIGRE Paris have begun to publish a new Science and Engineering journal each four months and are seeking articles to be published.
CIGRE Australia and GHD will co-sponsor the award for the best Innovative Poster by a member of the NGN ( Next Generation Network).
CIGRE Executive Manager Terry Killen has today announced the recipients of the 2016 CIGRE Australia NGN Scholarships to attend the CIGRE Paris Session in August of this year
CIGRE Australia has opened the registrations for its upcoming CIGRE Tutorial and Seminar event in conjunction with TechCon 2016
CIGRE Australia has opened its call for Sponsors and Exhibitors for the upcoming CIGRE Tutorial session in Sydney.
CIGRE has recently implemented a project for each of its National Committees to present a summary of their Electricty Systems on the CIGRE website.
CIGRE has over 230 International Working Groups. Details of each of the work being carried out by each of these has now been updated on our website
CIGRE Australia's young engineer group (NGN) have had a busy 2015, which has seen membership grow to 230. During the year they have hosted their first full day seminar, run 3 webcasts and a panel session at CIDER 2015, as well as begun to become active in the CIGRE Technical panels. They aim to be busier in 2016 targeting more webinars, another NGN seminar and helping run the NGN stand at the 2016 Paris Session
CIGRE Australia and the Pacific Power Association have agreed a reciprocal membership which will give both organisations access to each others extensive databases and networks.
NGN member and newly appointed NGN Co-Chair Ms Alexandra Price of Energex has been awarded the Engineers Australia 2015 Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the year.
Voting for the available director roles on the CIGRE Australia Board was concluded at the recent AGM
CIGRE Australia's Next Generation Network (NGN) of young engineers will host this webinar on “An overview of DC traction protection systems”. Thursday 3rd December 5-6pm AEST (6-7pm AEDT).
CIGRE Australia's inaugural Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) CIDER Wraps up ! - 2 days, 93 delegates, 23 quality presentations, 1 morning tutorial, BMW i3 demo, lots of discussion sharing and learning - priceless !!
CIGRE Australia's Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) is underway!
Nahid-Al-Masood, a PHD researcher at University of Queensland and CIGRE NGN member has won first prize at the IEEE-PES conference in Denver, Colorado for his investigations into power system security risks as wind-power penetrations increase and potential innovative mitigation measures. Click here for more detail and information
BMW Brisbane confirmed yesterday that it would proudly display its BMW i3 electric vehicle at CIGRE Australia's upcoming Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER).
CIGRE Australia's Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources is only 3 weeks away.
The CIGRE Australia Queensland chapter of the NGN ( Next Generation Network ) recently held an industry information and demonstration day on superconductivity in conjunction with Adjunct Professor Richard Taylor of QUT.
CIGRE Australia has extended the deadlines for abstract submissions for the upcoming conference for the integration of distributed energy resources (CIDER) to 26 June.
The CIGRE/IEC International Symposium on the development of Electricity Infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa is now calling for papers.
Australian Terry Krieg - Chair of the CIGRE B3 Study Committee will be presenting at the International Workshop on Power Transformers, equipment substations and materials in Brasil this week.
The ICPADM is now calling for Abstracts for its upcoming conference 19th - 22nd July 2015.
At the recent AGM, ANC chairman Doug Aberle recognised the significant long term contributions of Henry Hawes and Phil Southwell.
ANC CIGRE member Phil Southwell has been awarded an Honorary Membership in recognition of the sustained contribution and leadership that he has shown both in Australia and Globally ...
CIGRE Technical Committee Chair Mark Waldron released the CIGRE Study Committees summary document at the Paris Session in September of this year.
The CIGRE Major Biennial Session for 2014 has now successfully concluded with more than 3235 senior executives, experts, CEOs and young engineers from the international power industry, and in excess of 8500 trade visitors from some 97 countries.
The CIGRÉ survey on managing ageing Substation Equipment is now available for completion.
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