Young Professionals’ (NGN) Scholarships for Paris 2024

CIGRE Australia has just announced the launch of scholarships to attend the Paris Session to be held in August 2024.

The scholarships provide funding for two NGN members to attend the most important event in the CIGRE calendar. Applications are open to individual members of CIGRE or employees of Collective members who will be 33 years of age or younger in August 2024 and who have at least four years work experience. Applicants must make a written submission and have their attendance endorsed by their employer. This year, applicants must also commit to prepare a draft paper and a presentation on one of the preferential subjects for the 2024 Paris Session.

If you are a Collective member, please liaise with your organisation to confirm if an internal selection process is being considered. Collective organisations have been contacted directly to provide nominations, with Collective 1 Members able to nominate up to two employees, Collective 2 members can nominate one employee, whilst Individual members are able to self-nominate. It is expected that each application from a Collective member is submitted under a covering letter from their organisation which supports their application.

Full details and application form are available here.

Applications close on Friday 15 December 2023.

Nominations for NGN Committee Positions Now Open

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

Register your expression of interest here
NGN Committee Nominations close 11pm AEST 3 December 2023.

The positions available for nomination are:

  • A1 – Rotating Electrical Machines Panel Liaison
  • A3 – High Voltage Equipment Panel Liaison
  • B2 – Overhead Lines Panel Liaison
  • B5 – Protection and Automation Panel Liaison
  • C2 – System Operation and Control Panel Liaison
  • C4 – System Technical Performance Panel Liaison
  • C5 – Markets and Regulation Panel Liaison
  • D1 – Materials and Emerging Test Techniques Panel Liaison
  • IEEE Inter-group Liaison
  • Member Engagement Coordinator
  • Publishing Coordinator
  • Digital Media Coordinator

These positions generally carry a two or three year tenure (2023-2026) and are open to all CIGRE NGN Members. If you have an interest furthering the Power Industry and developing your engineering peers, we’re keen to hear from you!

For all enquiries, please email

Adrian Lloyd, NGN Co-Chair

Call for Papers for Cairns 2023 Symposium is OPEN

October 2022

Synopsis applications close 4 November 2022 

Submit your Synopsis NOW – Applications close 4 November 2022.

We now have eleven of the sixteen CIGRE Global Study Committees attending so plenty of scope and opportunity to present your views on a topic of interest to what will be a global gathering of like minded experts.

Study Areas:
A3: Transmission and Distribution Equipment
B1: Insulated cables
B3: Substations and electrical installations
B5: Protection and automation
C1: Power system development and economics
C2: Power system operation and control
C4: Power system technical performance
C5: Electricity markets and regulation
C6: Active distribution systems and distributed energy resources
D1: Materials and emerging test techniques
D2: Information systems and telecommunication

The session will be on the theme of The End to End Electricity System: transition, development and integration. This will be divided into three topic streams:

Learning from experiences. What can we draw from past experience to develop the power system?

Developing practices, functionalities and applications. What are the current developments and their application to the future power system?

Towards a sustainable power system. What are the future needs and requirements of the power system?

The symposium focuses on the integrated electricity system and the transformation into the electricity system of the future. It will identify what can be learned from the experience with current developments in technology, equipment, controls as well as electricity system architecture, operational practices and planning criteria. The topics then cover the changes that are necessary to meet community expectations and policy requirements.

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.

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.