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Time is Running out to Register for the Transformer Workshop

The interactive Transformer Workshop is scheduled for Monday 3rd April. There is a raft of expert speakers from planning and technical plant issues through to commercial and asset maintenance. more >

CIGRE Australia Chairman steps down

CIGRE Australia Chairman Mr. Nino Ficca has stepped down from the Chair role at the recent board meeting. more >

“Embedded generation and microgrids a focus at SEAPAC 17”

Protection of embedded generation and microgrids is one of the focus areas at SEAPAC 17 - Melbourne 14,15 March

SEAPAC 17 features 39 technical papers on a variety protection, automation and control topics, presented by local and international experts.

Included in this quality programme are a number of papers on the hot topic of the protection of embedded generation and microgrids.
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The latest updates from our panels

Australian Panel C6 - Distributed systems and Dispersed Generatiion

Members of the Australian C6 Panel have been successful in having a paper accepted for presentation at the upcoming Paris Session 46 later this year. more >

Australian Panel B4 - HVDC and Power Electronics

Australian Panel (AP) B4 has contributed one paper to the Paris 45 conference to be held in August of this year, and two Working Groups are convened by AP B4 members. AP B4 is planning its annual meeting in Tasmania in October 2014, and a one day workshop on refurbishment of ageing SVCs in late 2014 or early 2015. more >

Cigré meeting in Cape Town

In October 2013, Cigré held several events at the Southern Africa Regional Conference based in Cape Town. more >

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e-News for power industry leaders , In the Loop Newsletter e-News for power industry leaders Issue 10 - April 2017

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Feature

CIGRE Working Group concludes Demand forecasting study

The rapid growth of intermittent renewable energy sources coupled with the expected increase in demand side management, electric vehicles and storage is presenting new challenges to the complex world of load forecasting. WG C1.32 convened by AP C1 Convenor Graeme Ancell has just completed its work on establishing best practice approaches to demand and energy forecasts. While it has proved too early to determine best practice, the report identifies the techniques used across the world, the need for greater sharing of practices and the importance of enhancing the current approaches to deal with the changing paradigm. more >

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Awards

UQ Researcher and CIGRE NGN member Wins Prestigious International IEEE-PES award

Nahid-Al-Masood, a PHD researcher at University of Queensland and CIGRE NGN member has won first prize at the IEEE-PES conference in Denver, Colorado for his investigations into power system security risks as wind-power penetrations increase and potential innovative mitigation measures. more >

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