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.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
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.
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR & FIND OUT MORE
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.
REGISTER FOR THE NETWORKING EVENT
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.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
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

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8718193041381851151  

Agenda

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

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:
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
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!

CIGRE AU NGN Webinar: Introduction to LCC HVDC Transmission

Webinar:
Introduction to LCC HVDC Transmission

Presented by Michael Dalzell of Transpower

The CIGRE Australia NGN is excited to invite you to our October webinar on LCC HVDC transmission!  The detailed event flyer with presenter bio and presentation synopsis is available here.

The presentation, which will be run by Michael Dalzell, will explain some of the basics of HVDC transmission with a focus on the classical line commutated converter (LCC) technology.

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

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
When: 13th October 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 AEDT (Mel/ Syd)
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.
Presentation Synopsis

This webinar will cover the basics of HVDC transmission with a focus on the classical Line Commutated Converter (LCC) technology utilising thyristor valves. Most under construction HVDC projects are now utilising the newer Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technology, however LCC is prevalent in existing systems and still utilised for high power applications in new projects.

CIGRE Paris Session 2022 NGN Showcase Timeline

Submissions for the Australian CIGRE NGN nominations for the 2022 Paris Session NGN Showcase are now open!


Applications are now open to NGN members for the 2022 NGN Showcase event at the Paris session.  This is a great opportunity to present at an international forum.  Successful applicants will be required to prepare a presentation and a paper in the area of one of the CIGRE preferred subjects for the 2022 Session.

We encourage you to review the below documentation and put forward a presentation and paper detailing your recent technical work, for an opportunity to present on an international stage in Paris, France and attend the entire week-long conference. 

Successful applicants will  receive free registration to the event and support in Paris.  (Note:  Successful applicants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation arrangements)  Applications will remain open until the 26th of November 2021.

Note the following changes for 2022:

  1. Full papers are now required for all candidates (10 page maximum).
  2. All candidates must be Individual I, Individual II or Student CIGRE members.  Collective memberships will no longer be accepted.  Please have your members apply even if they are in the process of obtaining membership.  CIGRE is in the process of launching a new membership portal that should make obtaining membership much easier and quicker in the near future.

See below for the draft 2022  showcase timeline:

  • September 15, 2021:  Email Secretary General of CIGRE, Philippe Adam, to invite all national committees to participate and nominate candidates for the NGN Presentation Showcase.  See email and invitation below.
  • December 17, 2021:  It is recommended that National Committees confirm their participation in the 2022 NGN Presentation Showcase event to the showcase coordinator.
  • January 24, 2022:  Each participating country should complete the nomination of their candidates.
  • January 24, 2022:  SC Chairs begin to review the submissions.
  • March 25, 2022:  The SC Chairs should complete the selection process and should inform the showcase coordinator of their decisions.
  • March 29, 2022:  The coordinator will inform the candidates about which NGN Presentation Showcase slots they have been allocated, or if they have not been allocated a slot.
  • April 8, 2022:  Each selected candidate must inform the NGN Showcase Coordinator if he or she intends to participate in the NGN Presentation Competition.
  • May 2, 2022:  The NGN Showcase Coordinator will inform all NGN Presentation Competition candidates of their scheduled presentation times during the NGN Presentation Competition.
  • July 2022:  SC Chairs to provide final program to the NGN Showcase Coordinator. NGN Showcase Coordinator to give presenters notice on presentation time and venue.
  • August 2022:  NGN Showcase presentations and NGN Presentation Competition at the Centennial Session.

Submissions for Australian NGN nominations for the NGN showcase should be sent to


submissions@cigreaustralia.org.au

 

Submissions will be open until COB 26th November 2021. Successful applicants will receive free registration to the session.

 

Supporting information downloads

Please note, the paper template is the 2020 paper template to use as a guide for now.  The 2022 paper template has not yet been released.  It will be uploaded to KMS as soon as it is available.

Invitation to NCs for showcase:

Invitation to NCs for the NGN Showcase 2022

Showcase flyer:

2022_NGN_Presentation_Showcase_Flyer

Showcase guidelines:

CIGRE-NGN-global-presentation-showcase-2022-guidelines

Preferential subjects

C2 – 2022 Paris Session Preferential Subjects

PowerPoint presentation template:

C3 – 2022 NGN Presentation Showcase Template

Template paper:

D2 – Paper Template NGN Presentation Showcase 2022

Supporting information template:

E – Supporting Information Document 2022 – Template E – Supporting Information Document 2022 – Sample

Showcase feedback form (indicates how papers will be assessed):

Feedback Form 2022

For more information on the showcase, see the previous post.

NGN Webinar: Overcoming Protection, Control, and Stability Challenges in Microgrids and DERs

Webinar: Overcoming Protection, Control, and Stability Challenges in Microgrids and DERs

Presented by Michael Higginson and Saeed Kamalinia

When: 09:00 am  AEST, 15th September 2021
Where: GoToMeeting Webinar
Register here

Presentation Synopsis

Grid Modernization can include various aspects, including microgrid and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) integration.DERs in stand-alone applications, or in microgrid applications, can be a key component of resilient power systems.Designing, implementing, and operating such systems can introduce unique challenges.In this presentation, S&C will share experiences and lessons learned from designing, implementing, and operating several cutting-edge and award-winning microgrids and DER applications.S&C will discuss key engineering design components and analytical studies required for successful integration of modern microgrids, including selection and integration of DERs, advanced microgrid protection and controls, and communication systems.

Download the brochure for more information.

AUNGN_Webinar_SandC