Calling for NGN Expressions of Interest: New CIGRE Working Group

CIGRE: New Working Group ‘Life-long Supervision and Management of Substations by use of Sensors, Mobile Devices, Information and Communication Technologies’

Please see below TOR detailing an exciting new working group.

The WG is keen to have an NGN member participating  as a corresponding member. Please let the NGN AU co-chairs know if you are interested.

The Convenor of the Working Group has provided the following:

Beside substation supervision and management experts I would like to also have persons from utilities  which have a lot to do with the substation data , lifetime data of equipment, maybe involved in mobile application projects, use of sensors and IoT devices or with data analysis or AI or ITC aspects or systems, related to JWG topics.

Two weeks left to apply for Standards Australia’s NEXTgen

Applications to Standards Australia’s NEXTgen program close Thursday, 30 June.

NEXTgen is a 10-month professional development program built to foster the next generation of standards developers.

Know someone who should be involved?

We actively encourage you to share this opportunity with individuals in your organisation or professional network that are ready to take the next step into the world of standards, by simply forwarding them this email or incorporating the above information in your own internal communications.

NEXTgen is available to successful applicants at no cost.

Applications close on Thursday, 30 June. Full application criteria and program schedule available on the NEXTgen webpage.

CIGRE NGN June Webinar: Hydrogen

Presented by Lana van Wyk from Hatch


CIGRE AU NGN is pleased to invite you to register for the upcoming June webinar on hydrogen, presented by Lana van Wyk from Hatch!
Checkout the full webinar flyer with presentation synopsis and presenter bio and register to attend on the link below.
When: 24th June 2022, 13:00 – 14:30 AEST
Where: Online Webinar (GoToMeeting)

We are now using Eventbrite to manage our event registrations.  Once registered, you will receive an automated “Order Confirmation Ticket”.  Please scroll down to the end of that email for details on how to join the event.

CIGRE Regional South-East European Conference (RSEEC) 2022

The CIGRE’s Romanian National Committee, as organizer, CNTEE Transelectrica (the Romanian TSO), Delgaz Grid and “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University Iași – Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Energetics and Applied Informatics, as co-organizers, invite you to CIGRE Regional South-East European Conference (RSEEC 2022), that will take place during October 18th – 20th 2022, at Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University Iași, Romania – event organized with the support of CIGRE Paris, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest and the Energy Commission of the Technical Sciences Department of the Romanian Academy.

The location is “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University Iași “Aula Magna,Carmen Sylva” and “The Hall of the Echoing Footsteps”, the famous hall painted by Sabin Balasa .
At its sixth edition, it is a major biennial event in power systems which will provide an exceptional venue to CIGRE members and interested parties for presenting: Innovation for efficient and effective management, solutions for power systems of the future!
For more details on previous editions, please visit RSEEC 2022 website, Previous Editions section ).
Important Dates:

Deadline to send the Paper Abstract: 31st May 2022

Deadline to send the Paper Manuscript and Authors registration: 15th August 2022

Deadline for other participants Registration: 18th – 20th October 2022

Main Topics:

I. State of the Technology for electrical networks of the future:

•         Digital Substations;
•         Power System, Electricity Highways;
•         Interconnected Power Systems;
•         Power Electronics, FACTS;
•         New equipment, environment, sustainability;
•         Active transmission and distribution networks;
•         New concepts in planning and operation;
•         Hydrogen impact on grid planning.
II. Electricity-key factor for society development:

•         Smart cities;
•         Cyber security;
•         Electrical transport;
•         RES technologies;
•         Energy storage;
•         Energy efficiency.
III. Challenges in education of power system workforce:

•         Education and training;
•         R&D programs.
IV. Green transition and clean technologies for power systems:

•         “Fit for 55” legislative package
V. Next Generation Network Contest

The working language of the symposium is English. All printed materials will be published in English.

The best papers will be proposed by the Technical Committee for publishing in scientific magazines with International Scientific Indexing.

The conference brings together power systems engineers, decision makers, economists, academics, students and others with interest in the domain. The conference also promotes CIGRE as a strong technical organization, capable of contributing to the technical expertise and know-how through its study committees, conference proceedings and the technical documents.


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 Scholarship provides the recipient with full Session registration and a return trip to the Paris Session, including accommodation and guided mentoring during the event to ensure that the recipient gains the maximum benefit from attendance.

As has been the case prior to the COVID pandemic, interest in the scholarships was high and many excellent applications received.

CIGRE CEO Terry Killen commented that: ” again, the level of submission has been of a very high standard making the selection process a difficult one for the selection committee.  Neha and YiSiang have presented excellent submissions and I am sure they will gain a lot for themselves and their respective employers through attendance at the Paris Session.  I congratulate them and thank their  employers for their support and look forward to working with them leading up to and during the Paris Session.”

The recipients of this years scholarship are:

YiSiang Ooi 

YiSiang is a member of the Transmission Planning team at AEMO and is responsible for assessing services to improve system strength across Victoria’s  Renewable Energy Zones (REZ’s) to enable the transition to a more power electronic dominated power system.

Neha Moturi

Neha is a Graduate Electrical Engineer with the Operations
team of Energy Queensland and is working on the operation
and integration of new technologies to the power network to
enable renewable/distributed energy resources and support
the transformation of network charges in a sustainable future.

CIGRE Australia Young Professional Paris Scholarships 2022: Applications Now Open!

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.

This is a great opportunity for a young professional to attend this prestigious global event, to develop their knowledge base and their international professional networks.

Successful candidates are mentored and assisted throughout the event and related functions to ensure that they get the maximum value from attendance.

Two scholarships are offered. Each scholarship provides registration at the CIGRE Paris Session, return economy airfare, accommodation and out-of-pocket expenses up to a maximum value of A$8,000.

Applications for the scholarships are invited from Collective members and Individual members of CIGRE Australia. Collective 1 members may submit up to two employee applications for the scholarships (a Collective 2 may submit one nominee).  Individual members may self-nominate.

Applications close Friday 4th March 2022.

The application form is attached here, and more information can be found on our website or the NGN Australia website:

(Note that we accept employer support and the successful individuals ability to take up any offer will be contingent upon COVID restrictions and ability to Travel, which may not be known until closer to the event)

NGN Australia mentoring program 2022: mentee applications now open

Are you looking to progress your career and talk with highly experienced professionals from your industry? Would you like to develop your technical and personal skills in one-on-one meetings with a Mentor who has been matched to help you get the most out of your mentoring relationship? Launching in January 2022, the CIGRE NGN Mentoring Program is a free program open to all CIGRE NGN members working in the power industry.

The CIGRE NGN Mentoring Program aims to connect CIGRE Australia members with substantial industry experience with early career CIGRE NGN members who may be seeking some guidance and assistance in the development of their careers. The Mentor will draw on their experience and knowledge to assist the Mentee through challenges faced in their early power industry career. This assistance may be in many forms such as technical, professional or inter-personal advice/guidance. The focus of the Mentor and Mentee meetings will be flexible and will depend on what the particular Mentor and Mentee would like to get out of the relationship. The duration of the mentoring program is also flexible and can be decided upon once the Mentor and Mentee both get to know what they’re hoping to get out of the relationship.

Mentee applicants must be a CIGRE NGN member and currently working in the power industry.

How to Apply:
Please fill out the Mentee Expression of Interest form (linked here) to allow the mentoring program team to learn more about what you’re looking to gain from a mentoring relationship. To apply for the program, please include this expression of interest form as an attachment in an email to the CIGRE NGN email inbox (

Applications for the initial intake of the mentoring program will close 04/02/2022.

NGN UK/AU joint webinar event: Cutting edge technologies towards a net-zero world

Presented by Roisin Hickey (Cenex) and James Guest (AEMO)

The CIGRE Australia NGN is excited to announce our first collaborative event with the UK NGN. The webinar will share experiences and topics relevant to each nations electrical grid and provide attendees with insights into prevailing technologies and best practice internationally.

The webinar will cover two topics:

  1. From the UK, Roisin Hickey will present  “A Roadmap for EV Charging,” and
  2. From Australia, James Guest (Senior Engineer, Operational Analysis at AEMO) presenting on “Wide-area EMT Modelling and use for Power System Studies.”

Checkout the full webinar flyer with presentation synopsis and presenter bios and register to attend on the link below.

When: 27th January 2022, 17:00 – 18:30 AEST (18:00 – 19:30 AEDT)
Where: Online Webinar (GoToMeeting)

We are now using Eventbrite to manage our event registrations.  Once registered, you will receive an automated “Order Confirmation Ticket”.  Please scroll down to the end of that email for details on how to join the event.

Upcoming WG B1.60 Webinar: Maintenance of HV Cables

Join Bart Mampaey and Ivan Jovanovic next Tuesday to hear more the the latest and greatest practices and technologies relating to the maintenance of HV cables.  Bart and Ivan will be presenting on behalf of Working Group B1.60, and will provide an overview of Technical Brochure (TB) 825, which has been produced by this working group.

The webinar will cover:

  • Existing Maintenance practices and Strategies
  • Monitoring and diagnostics
  • Spare part management, emergency preparedness and training
  • Cost of Maintenance
  • Remaining life
  • Future developments / big data

You can register for this event and read more about the Technical Brochure on the link below.
When: 30th November 2021, 22:00 – 23:30 AEST (Brisbane) (13:00 – 14:30 CET)
Where: Webinar

NGN and ATC Networking Event

The CIGRE Australia and the NGN invites you to a joint networking event between the Next Generation Network (NGN) and the Australian Technical Committee (ATC). Join leading and up-coming industry professionals for a beverage, nibbles and networking on the eve of the ATC’s Annual Meeting in Brisbane.

Places at the networking event are limited, so please register on the link below. Non-CIGRE members are welcome, but if we reach capacity preference will be given to current members.

While you’re there, why not check out the ATC Annual Meeting agenda and registration.
When: 25th November 2021, 16:00 – 18:30 AEST (Brisbane)
Where: The Defiant Duck, Newstead QLD 4006