Upcoming Events

International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems

September 18- 20 2017 , University of Ljubljana, Faculty of electrical engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia

CIGRE Study Committee C4 on System Technical Performance is pleased to announce the organization of an international Colloquium on ‘Lightning and Power Systems’ in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Colloquium is organized by The Slovenian Association of Electric Power Engineers CIGRE & CIRED with cooperation between University of Ljubljana, Faculty of electrical engineering and Electric Power Research Institute Milan Vidmar (EIMV). The three-day event will include two days of report/paper presentation followed by a Tutorials session.

The Colloquium will take place at the Faculty of electrical engineering of the Ljubljana University located in close vicinity of Ljubljana city centre.

Ljubljana, the capital city originates as the Roman town of Emona, and legacies of the Roman presence can be seen throughout the city with many of the pale-colored churches and mansions that earned the city the nickname ‘White Ljubljana’.

Ljubljana has an international airport with several daily connections to main European airports and can easily be reached from other countries.

The Colloquium Lightning and Power Systems became a traditional one and is aiming at bring together CIGRE experts from all parts of the world having the opportunity to facilitate exchange of knowledge, experience and information towards further understanding phenomena associated with lightning and implementation of protective measures against its impact on electric power systems.

Engineering fraternities such as the CIGRE Study Committee C4 has an important role to play in promoting the research and expanding the knowledge on lightning and in identifying cost-effective solutions to minimize the impacts of lightning on power systems and thus the customers. This assignment appears to gain much more importance after the power system restructuring by introduction of mostly dispersed renewable sources, leading to its increasing vulnerability. We firmly believe that this colloquium will provide benefits to the electric power industry and therefore would like to encourage participants to share their knowledge and experience in lightning and lightning protection related to electric power systems.

Provisional General Program

Date Time Activity
18. 9. 2017
8.00 am – 9.00 am Registration
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Opening and Colloquium
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Dinner
19. 9. 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Colloquium
20. 9. 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tutorials
Company presentations
WG meetings

Participation Fees

Participation Fee* (Euros)
Attending Colloquium 380 (VAT included)

*Note: The fee is to cover costs of colloquium venue, refreshments, lunches and a dinner for the event. It does not include the Tutorials attendance  (100 Euro VAT included).

For Student special fee please contact Miha Bečan (e-mail: miha.becan@eimv.si).

International Conference of Condition Monitoring, Diagnosis and Maintenance 2017 

25th- 27th September 2017 , Bucharest, Romania 

For more information about this event please follow this Link.

10 Years of NGN Evening Event

Monday 9th October, Manchester

In October 2017 we will be celebrating 10 years since CIGRE’s first Next Generation Network was set up here in the UK.

To celebrate this great milestone, CIGRE-UK NGN will be holding an evening event in Manchester on 9th October, very kindly hosted by Siemens. The event will be free to attend for everyone but you must register by Friday 15th September as space is limited. For registration and further information please click here.

Poster Session:

As part of the event there will be a poster session. Any NGN or CIGRE-UK member may participate. The criteria are as follows:

  • You must be either an NGN member, an Individual member or part of a Collective member of CIGRE.
  • You can present a poster either on a CIGRE working group you are involved in or on a technical project you are working on outside of CIGRE.
  • Posters should be focussed on sharing technical learning

If you would like to participate, contact us here to register your interest by Friday 4th August: please send us the Working Group name or a 2-300 word summary of the project.

Space will be limited and a decision on which posters will be accepted at the event will be made by the end of August.

To join the NGN please fill out the application form at this link and to join CIGRE-UK (as a non-NGN member) please go to this link.

10 Years of NGN – Agenda v2

Directions to Siemens Manchester:

This pdf gives directions to the Siemens Manchester site and the location can also be found on Google Maps by clicking here


Note that the pdf pre-dates the opening of the Manchester Metrolink (tram) extension – you can get tram directly from Manchester Piccadilly (mainline rail station) to Withington stop; this is only a few minutes’ walk away from the office. See http://www.tfgm.com for more details.

Study Committee A2 and D1 Liaison Meeting 

28th November 2017,  Manchester University

Advanced notification for you diary, the following meetings will take place at Manchester University;

  • Monday 27th Power Transformer Research Presentations
  • Tuesday 28th A2 and D1 Liaison Meeting

On Monday for those that are interested there will be a transformer research dissemination meeting at which some of the transformer research going on at universities in the UK will be presented.

The A2 Transformers and D1 Materials and Emerging Test Techniques UK Liaison Meeting will take place the next day.

Both of these are open meetings for anyone interested in power transformers so please feel free to pass on this information to your colleagues.

More information and agendas will be circulated nearer the time.

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