Cigre Australia

global know-how


A2 Transformers


To facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international exchange of in­formation and knowledge in the field of transformers. To add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesising state of the art practices and developing recommenda­tions.


The scope of the SC Transformers covers:

  • all kinds of power transformers including industrial, DC converter and phase-shifting transformers;
  • all type of reactors (shunt, series , saturated, smoothing, etc.);  and
  • transformer components (bushings, tap changers, accessories).

The field of study includes:

  • design, construction and manufacture, including in site erection;
  • application of material;
  • asset management (maintenance and operation, condition monitoring, techniques in service, repair and refurbishment, disposal, etc.);
  • safety and environmental aspects (noise, oil spill, fire, explosion, EMC, etc.);
  • quality assurance and testing;
  • behaviour of and interaction with the system under normal and abnormal conditions;
  • dependability (reliability, availability, maintainability, safety), risk management;  and
  • economic aspects, decision making.


Each Study Committee oversees a number of Working Groups.