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

CIGRE Women in Energy (WiE) Australia Group: NEM Oscillatory Stability Webinar

The CIGRE Australia Women in Energy (WiE) Group is excited to invite you to our first profile and webinar, which is on oscillatory stability!  The detailed event flyer with presenter bio and presentation synopsis is available here.

The presentation, which will be run by Marina Delac, will explain some of the basics of oscillatory stability in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM).

You can register to attend this Webinar via the link below.

When: 17th November 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 AEDT (Mel/ Syd)
Where: Online Webinar (GoToMeeting)

Presentation Synopsis:

The presentation will identify why the National Electricity Market (NEM) cannot operate without stabilising devices. The presentation has been prepared for people without previous exposure to small signal stability.

The focus will be on concepts rather than the very detail:

  • What is oscillatory stability?
  • How is oscillatory stability assessed?
  • How is NEM kept stable?
  • What does future hold for oscillatory stability?

CIGRE NGN Women In Energy (WiE) Roundtable Discussion Webinar

Two CIGRE NGN groups, Italy and UK will host an Inclusion and Diversity webinar on 26th Oct, 1-2:30pm BST, 2-3:30pm CEST. The event will start with two presentations along with some key insights for gender equality from Italian NGN followed by UK NGN. 

After that, a panel discussion with 8 members will follow, 3 panellists from UK, 1 guest from Denmark, 3 panellists from Italy. The panellists will have to give their views on topics related to gender and salary gaps, impact of maternity leave on the workplace, low STEM participation, lack of female representation on boards, biggest achievements and opportunities as well as potential ways forward. Jingyi Wan, international lead of the CIGRE NGN International and UK Committee, will steer the panel discussion and provide the concluding remarks.

See the event poster for more details: NGN WiE Webinar Poster Final

Details for joining the webinar are given below:

Date and Time: 26th Oct 2021, 13:00-14:30 (BST), 14:00-15:30 (CEST)

Platform: Go To Webinar



13:00 – 13:10         Opening and Presentation by CIGRE Italy NGN

13:10 – 13:20         Presentation by CIGRE UK NGN

13:20 – 13:50         Panel discussion I: Career path for WiE

13:50 – 14:20         Panel discussion II: Beyond Career

14:20 – 14:30         Q&A (Time might slightly vary)

14:30 – 14:35         Close

New NGN Australia committee members

Introducing new committee liaisons:

    • Neha Moturi – API Inter-group Liaison; succeeding Adrian Lloyd;
    • Mitchell Tap – NGN Mentoring Coordinator; a new role aimed at developing the NGN Mentoring Program.
    • Mark Matthews – D2 NGN Liaison; succeeding Farshad Charmchi;
    • Maddy Binet to take over from Chris as co-chair from after the AGM on the 30th September

CIGRE NGN Social Networking Event

CIGRE NGN Social Networking Event

Hosted by NGN International Executive Committee

Come join us at a social networking event to meet with young professionals and students in the power industry from all over the world.  Tickets are free and are selling out fast!

To conclude the CIGRE Next Generation Network activities for the Centennial Session, the NGN IEC would like to invite you to join this social networking event from 20:00 – 22:00 AEST on Wednesday 13th October.

Network with other young professionals and students in the power industry from around the world and gain a better understanding of what initiatives and activities different NGN groups have been involved in.  The event will be hosted through the platform Work Adventure – details on how to join will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.

No matter your time zone, bring your dinner/ snack/ decaf and let’s hang out and chat.  Attendance is limited and will be prioritised for NGN members. Subject to ticket availability, we also welcome our senior CIGRE members to join and observe the event.  You can register to attend this event via the link below:
When: 13th October 2021, 20:00 AEST (Bris) or 21:00 AEDT (Mel/ Syd)
Where: Online (Work Adventure platform)

Looking forward to seeing you there!