Previous UK Events

Cyber Security: Utilities’ Biggest Challenge?

Event Date: 6 October 2016

This unique evening conference focuses on the issues of protection and security of networks, systems and data within the Utilities sector. Registration is at 5.00pm for refreshments and networking before a prompt 6.00pm start. Kindly hosted by Vysiion at the Qinetiq conference facilities, the event is limited to only 100 attendees. It includes a strong line-up of contributors that bring relevant industry experience, understanding, and technical expertise to the discussions. There will be time for invaluable networking at the beginning and end of the evening with a light buffet. Ray Zhang (National Grid) will discuss the challenges faced by the...

Click here to Read more

CATO Seminar

Event Date: 28 September 2016

28 September 2016 at IET London, hosted by Atkins Ofgem plans to open up the development of onshore transmission links to competitive tender, mirroring the OFTO regime for offshore transmission. Ofgem plans to competitively tender for the development of new onshore assets, something that until now has been restricted to offshore transmission assets. The introduction of the Competitively Appointed Transmission Owners (CATO) regime is aimed at ensuring onshore transmission needs are met in an efficient and cost-effective way. The changes may affect developers of new generation projects seeking connection dates, while the timing of competitive tenders for important reinforcements will...

Click here to Read more

WNUK Networking Event

Event Date: 15 September 2016

Cigre WNUK aim to build a strong platform to support females in the power and energy sector. Part of the women’s network at Cigre is to organise Network events in order to update Cigre members about the progress of work of Cigre WNUK and create a first-class networking group to support females in their career. Kindly hosted by ABB Ltd, we are planning for this event to be enjoyable as well as informative and we are confident that each of you, regardless of your career level, will find it valuable. Registration is at 3pm with refreshments and a chance to meet...

Click here to Read more

System Technical Performance Issues Related to the Application of Long HVAC Cables

Event Date: 7 September 2016

CIGRE UK Technical Webinar Series Session Five - System Technical Performance Issues Related to the Application of Long HVAC Cables Presented by Dr Zia Emin Wednesday 7th September 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30hrs Fundamentally there is nothing new in terms of the technical performance of a transmission system with long cable lines compared to one with long overhead lines. However, due to the difference in their physical properties cables have a much higher shunt capacitance value compared to overhead lines. This results in a much greater need for reactive power compensation, presence of resonances at the lower end of the...

Click here to Read more