2022 CIGRE Australia NGN Committee Nominations Now Open

Are you looking for a new challenge!? The CIGRE Australia NGN is looking to fill a range of committee positions from September 2022 and applications are open to all members.

Register your expression of interest here

Nominations close COB Monday 19th September 2022.

The positions available for nomination are:

  • Co-Chair
  • A2 – Transformers Panel Liaison
  • B1 – Insulated Cables Panel Liaison
  • B3 – Substations Panel Liaison
  • B4 – HVDC and Power Electronics Panel Liaison
  • C1 – System Development and Economics Panel Liaison
  • C3 – System Environmental Performance Panel Liaison
  • C6 – Active Distribution Systems and Distributed Energy Resources Panel Liaison
  • D1 – Materials and Emerging Test Techniques Panel Liaison
  • ATC Secretary
  • Member Engagement Coordinator

These positions generally carry a three year tenure (2022-2025), and if you have an interest furthering the Power Industry and developing your engineering peers, we’re keen to hear from you!

Please share this if you know anyone who would be interest, and remember that instructions on how to join CIGRE NGN Australia is available on our website here

Webinar: The Changing Electricity Market: UK and AU Perspectives

Presented by Brian Joseph (EY) and Hannah Loebl (EDF)


CIGRE AU NGN is excited to invite you to register for the upcoming July webinar – our second joint Australia and UK event which will cover the changing electricity markets and opportunities relevant to both countries – a particularly relevant and timely topic!


Electricity markets are facing a time of change and upheaval. The evolving technology and generation mix, along with more recent challenges in fuel price volatility are impacting the fundamental frameworks that our electricity markets are built upon. Join this webinar hosted by the Australian and UK CIGRE Next Generation Networks (NGNs) to hear from Brian Joseph and Hannah Loebl about their work, the respective national energy markets, and how they’re adapting to some of these modern‐day challenges.

Event Details & Registration

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

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
https://rseec2022.org/previous-editions/ ).
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.


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

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


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:
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!