The upcoming CIDER event has attracted unprecedented interest with all exhibition taken and more registrations at this stage than attended the 2015 event. Ross Thompson, Siemens General Manager Distributed Energy Systems who are the platinum sponsors for the event is very happy with how the event is shaping up and is looking forward to more >
Students from the university of Queensland and engineers from Powerlink recently attended an address from Andrew Liveris, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Dow Chemicals on the topic of innovation more >
CIGRE Paris has recently released the updated and much improved version of its long standing document and reference database - e-cigre more >
Following a very high level of interest and submissions, 24 quality presentations have been selected to be discussed at CIDER 17. more >
CIGRE is pleased to be able to announce that interest in CIDER ( Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources) is building and we have several well recognised suppliers signed on as sponsors. more >
The 2016 B1 Study Committee annual report has been published in the April copy of Electra to members. more >
Study Committee B3 (Substations) annual report has been published in the June edition of CIGRE's magazine - ELECTRA. more >
A Workshop on Low Cost Substation and Transmission Solutions was held during the week of March 13 to 17, 2017 at the Eskom Research and Innovation Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop was part of the efforts of CIGRE’s Working Group B3.43 “Contemporary Substation Design for Developing Countries”, (Convened by Australian member Perry Tonking) to provide technical guidance to support developing countries in securing access to an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy supply that is vital to end extreme poverty and promote economic prosperity. more >
CIGRE is pleased to announce Mr, John Bradley -Chief Executive of Energy Networks Australia as the keynote speaker at CIDER 17 more >
CIGRE Australia board director and member Mr. Ken Barber has led WG B1.47 which has recently produced a Technical Brochure -Implementation of long AC HV and EHV
cable systems. This has been published in CIGRE's global technical magazine - ELECTRA. The summary of the article follows more >
Distributed Energy Resources is one of the hottest topics that many in the power industry are working to develop optimal solutions for. The CIGRE C6 Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation Study Group and Australian Panel are helping industry professionals discuss and address these challenges through the second edition of the biennial CIDER conference. more >
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 Mr. Nino Ficca has stepped down from the Chair role at the recent board meeting. more >
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.
CIGRE Australia is proud to present “Transformers - Dealing with the Unforeseen- an interactive workshop”.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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:
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 >
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 held its' AGM and related events in Melbourne form 10th - 13th November. more >
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 >
Abstracts to Present a paper at the 6th edition of CIGRE Australia's SEAPAC are now being sought. more >
The Electrical College of the Institution of Engineers Australia is calling for nominations for the College's major awards for 2016. more >
CIGRE Australia is proud to announce the opening of registrations for its 6th biennial SEAPAC conference - SEAPAC 17 more >
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 Paris have begun to publish a new Science and Engineering journal each four months and are seeking articles to be published.
CIGRE Australia and GHD will co-sponsor the award for the best Innovative Poster by a member of the NGN ( Next Generation Network). more >
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 >
CIGRE Australia has opened the registrations for its upcoming CIGRE Tutorial and Seminar event in conjunction with TechCon 2016 more >
CIGRE Australia has opened its call for Sponsors and Exhibitors for the upcoming CIGRE Tutorial session in Sydney. more >
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 >
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 >
The General Program for the 2016 Paris Session is now available. more >
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 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 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 >
Voting for the available director roles on the CIGRE Australia Board was concluded at the recent AGM more >
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 >
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 >
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 >
CIGRE Australia's Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) is underway! more >
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 >
CIGRE Australia's Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources is only 3 weeks away. more >
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 >
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 >
At the recent AGM, ANC chairman Doug Aberle recognised the significant long term contributions of Henry Hawes and Phil Southwell. more >
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 >
The ICPADM is now calling for Abstracts for its upcoming conference 19th - 22nd July 2015.
The CIGRE/IEC International Symposium on the development of Electricity Infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa is now calling for papers. more >
CIGRE Technical Committee Chair Mark Waldron released the CIGRE Study Committees summary document at the Paris Session in September of this year. more >
The CIGRÉ survey on managing ageing Substation Equipment is now available for completion. more >
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 >
CIGRE supports technical education in schools through the STELR programme.
Cigré Australia launches new website and public information hub. more >
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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