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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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CIGRE Transformer Interactive Workshop - Registrations OPEN !

CIGRE Australia is proud to present “Transformers - Dealing with the Unforeseen- an interactive workshop”.

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SEAPAC Early Bird

SEAPAC 17 EARLY BIRD registrations closes TODAY ( January 31) at midnight.
Action your final chance to get the best rate for this go-to event for protection, automation and control know-how. more >

Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters draw international presenters to SEAPAC 17

The Victorian Government recently undertook a world-first trial to demonstrate the capabilities of a range of fully optimised Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) technologies in reducing bushfire risk as a result of powerline faults or breakages.

Some of the results of the trial are very encouraging and the technology looks set to help address this crucial issue. At SEAPAC 17 a number of papers are being presented by a suite of international and local experts on the wider subject more >

SEAPAC 17 EARLY BIRD closes in 7 Days

Early Bird Rates close in 7 Days ! more >

SEAPAC Early Bird closing soon

Early Bird Registrations close at the end of January more >

Paris Session 2018 - Call for Papers

Paris has issued the call for papers for the 2018 Paris Session 47. The 2016 Session saw over 400 papers presented with 3290 delegates. A great opportunity to contribute to a world audience of experts. Closing date is 9th June 2017 more >

Compelling SEAPAC 17 Programme Just Released

The SEAPAC 2017 daily programme of presentations has just been finalised and published – revealing a comprehensive lineup of hot topical issues and relevant subjects for utilities, vendors, and consultancies. more >

Strong Industry Backing for SEAPAC 17

The biennial SEAPAC conference on protection, automation and control is hosted by CIGRE Australia’s ‘B5 Panel’.

Next year’s event in mid March is getting greater than ever support from utilities, vendors, and consultancies, with key industry players already signing on as sponsors:

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CIGRE Raffle aids Kiribati School and Centre for Children with Special Needs

During the Paris Session, Perry (CEO of Kiribati Public Utilities Board) and Natalie Tonking organised and ran a raffle in aid of the children attending the Kiribati School and Centre
for Children with Special Needs. more >

Aussie contributions recognised at CIGRE Paris Session

The Biennial CIGRE Paris session is a unique gathering of Electricity Industry experts and not only offers the opportunity to come up to speed with global work and initiatives, but also provides the organisation the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the dedication and hard work of its members. This year at the session CIGRE Australian members were the recipients of three notable and sought after awards. more >

CIGRE Australia AGM

CIGRE Australia held its' AGM and related events in Melbourne form 10th - 13th November. more >

SEAPAC 17 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities now open

CIGRE Australia has today made available its' Sponsor and Exhibitor' opportunities for the 6th SEAPAC conference to be held in Melbourne in March 2017. more >

SEAPAC 17 Call for Papers now OPEN !

Abstracts to Present a paper at the 6th edition of CIGRE Australia's SEAPAC are now being sought. more >

Electrical College of the Institution of Engineers Australia - Awards

The Electrical College of the Institution of Engineers Australia is calling for nominations for the College's major awards for 2016. more >

SEAPAC 2017 - Registrations now OPEN

CIGRE Australia is proud to announce the opening of registrations for its 6th biennial SEAPAC conference - SEAPAC 17 more >

AUSSIE recognised with CIGRE Fellow Award

CIGRE Australia member Phil Southwell has been recognised globally with the award of CIGRE Fellow. One of only 5 such awards granted every two years. more >

CIGRE Science & Engineering Journal

CIGRE Paris have begun to publish a new Science and Engineering journal each four months and are seeking articles to be published.

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CIGRE and GHD to Co-sponsor Young Engineer Poster Award at AUPEC !

CIGRE Australia and GHD will co-sponsor the award for the best Innovative Poster by a member of the NGN ( Next Generation Network). more >

2016 CIGRE Young Engineer Paris Scholarships Announced !

CIGRE Executive Manager Terry Killen has today announced the recipients of the 2016 CIGRE Australia NGN Scholarships to attend the CIGRE Paris Session in August of this year more >

AURECON to host 2016 CIGRE AGM

Aurecon has offered to host the 2016 CIGRE Australia AGM more >

CIGRE Tutorial Program available and Registrations Open

CIGRE Australia has opened the registrations for its upcoming CIGRE Tutorial and Seminar event in conjunction with TechCon 2016 more >

CIGRE Tutorial Sponsorship now available

CIGRE Australia has opened its call for Sponsors and Exhibitors for the upcoming CIGRE Tutorial session in Sydney. more >

CIGRE National Committees provide updated information on their national power systems.

CIGRE has recently implemented a project for each of its National Committees to present a summary of their Electricty Systems on the CIGRE website. more >

International Working Group Lists Updated

CIGRE has over 230 International Working Groups. Details of each of the work being carried out by each of these has now been updated on our website more >

2016 Session Program available

The General Program for the 2016 Paris Session is now available. more >

Next Generation Network (NGN) closes off a busy 2015!

CIGRE Australia's young engineer group (NGN) have had a busy 2015, which has seen membership grow to 230. During the year they have hosted their first full day seminar, run 3 webcasts and a panel session at CIDER 2015, as well as begun to become active in the CIGRE Technical panels. They aim to be busier in 2016 targeting more webinars, another NGN seminar and helping run the NGN stand at the 2016 Paris Session more >

CIGRE - PPA agree reciprocal membership

CIGRE Australia and the Pacific Power Association have agreed a reciprocal membership which will give both organisations access to each others extensive databases and networks. more >

NGN Member acknowledged as Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year

NGN member and newly appointed NGN Co-Chair Ms Alexandra Price of Energex has been awarded the Engineers Australia 2015 Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the year. more >

CIGRE Australia 2015 Board Elections

Voting for the available director roles on the CIGRE Australia Board was concluded at the recent AGM more >

NGN Webinar - “An overview of DC traction protection systems”.

CIGRE Australia's Next Generation Network (NGN) of young engineers will host this webinar on “An overview of DC traction protection systems”.

Thursday 3rd December 5-6pm AEST (6-7pm AEDT). more >

CIDER Concludes !

CIGRE Australia's inaugural Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) CIDER Wraps up ! - 2 days, 93 delegates, 23 quality presentations, 1 morning tutorial, BMW i3 demo, lots of discussion sharing and learning - priceless !! more >

UQ Researcher and CIGRE NGN member Wins Prestigious International IEEE-PES awardNew News Item

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. Click here for more detail and information more >

CIDER Underway !

CIGRE Australia's Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) is underway! more >

CIDER Program attracts BMW

BMW Brisbane confirmed yesterday that it would proudly display its BMW i3 electric vehicle at CIGRE Australia's upcoming Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER). more >

CIDER 2015 - 3 weeks to go !

CIGRE Australia's Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources is only 3 weeks away. more >

NGN / QUT Seminar - Superconductivity (In the Power Grid) in the 21st Century

The CIGRE Australia Queensland chapter of the NGN ( Next Generation Network ) recently held an industry information and demonstration day on superconductivity in conjunction with Adjunct Professor Richard Taylor of QUT. more >

Change to abstract submission dates - CIDER conference

CIGRE Australia has extended the deadlines for abstract submissions for the upcoming conference for the integration of distributed energy resources (CIDER) to 26 June. more >

ANC Recognises significant contributors

At the recent AGM, ANC chairman Doug Aberle recognised the significant long term contributions of Henry Hawes and Phil Southwell. more >

Aussie receives global recognition

ANC CIGRE member Phil Southwell has been awarded an Honorary Membership in recognition of the sustained contribution and leadership that he has shown both in Australia and Globally ... more >

ICPADM - Call for Abstracts Closing Soon

The ICPADM is now calling for Abstracts for its upcoming conference 19th - 22nd July 2015.

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Cigre/IEC symposium in Cape-Town - Call for Papers

The CIGRE/IEC International Symposium on the development of Electricity Infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa is now calling for papers. more >

CIGRE Technical Committee Chairman releases Study Committee summary

CIGRE Technical Committee Chair Mark Waldron released the CIGRE Study Committees summary document at the Paris Session in September of this year. more >

CIGRE Survey on managing ageing Substation Equipment

The CIGRÉ survey on managing ageing Substation Equipment is now available for completion. more >

CIGRE 2014 Session a Success !

The CIGRE Major Biennial Session for 2014 has now successfully concluded with more than 3235 senior executives, experts, CEOs and young engineers from the international power industry, and in excess of 8500 trade visitors from some 97 countries. more >

STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance)

CIGRE supports technical education in schools through the STELR programme.
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CIGRE Australia’s new website

Cigré Australia launches new website and public information hub. more >

Australian to present at Brasilian Conference

Australian Terry Krieg - Chair of the CIGRE B3 Study Committee will be presenting at the International Workshop on Power Transformers, equipment substations and materials in Brasil this week. more >

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