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WG opportunities

Working Group Opportunities

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If you or one of your colleagues are interested in participating in any of the working groups listed below, please send name, email address and a brief current CV to indicating which topic that you are interested in. You will be then contacted to advise you if the opportunity is still available, what the commitment involves and how to proceed.  We are normally looking for the involvement of one UK subject matter expert and an UK NGN member to serve on a Working Group.  The terms of reference for each Working Group can be found by clicking on the TOR link.


Study Committee C4: UK Regular Member – Spyros Karamitsos

TOR-WG C4.61_Lightning transient sensing, monitoring and application in electric power systems

posted: 18th January 2021


Study Committee C4: UK Regular Member – Spyros Karamitsos

TOR-WG C4.60_Generic EMT-Type Modelling of Inverter-Based Resources for Long Term Planning Studies

posted: 7th January 2021


Study Committee C1: UK Regular Member – Charlotte Higgins

TOR-JWG C1_C4.46_Optimising power system resilience in future grid design

TOR-WG C1.45_Harmonised metrics and consistent methodology for benefits assessment in CBA of electric interconnection projects

TOR-WG C1.47_Energy Sectors Integration and impact on power grids

TOR-WG C1.48_Role of green hydrogen in energy transition – Opportunities and challenges from technical and economic perspectives

posted: 1st December 2020


Study Committee B1: UK Regular Member – Dr James Pilgrim

TOR-WG B1.76_Enhancing quality assurance – quality control procedures for HV and EHV cable systems

posted: 1st December 2020


Study Committee B1: UK Regular Member – Dr James Pilgrim

TOR-WG B1.80_Guidelines for Site Acceptance Tests of DTS and DAS Systems used for cable systems monitoring

posted: 17th November 2020


Study Committee B2: UK Regular Member – Konstantinos Kopsidas

TOR-WG B2.83_Mitigation of induced noises by corona activity in overhead AC and DC lines

posted: 17th November 2020


Study Committee A1: UK Regular Member – Steve Mitchell

TOR-WG A1.71_Survey on damper-winding concepts and its operational experience on hydro generators and motor-generators

TOR-WG A1.72_Survey on Generator and Motor multi-turn coils with dedicated turn insulation versus coils without dedicated turn insulation

posted on 26th October 2020


Study Committee B2: UK Regular Member – Konstantinos Kopsidas

TOR-WG B2.82_Overhead Line Foundations for Difficult Soil and Geological Conditions

posted on 22nd October 2020


Study Committee B4: UK Regular Member – Dechao Kong

TOR-WG B4.92_STATCOMs at Distribution Voltages

posted on 20th October 2020


Study Committee C6: Regular Member – Samuel Jupe

TOR-WG C6.41_Technologies for Electrical Railway Distribution Supply Systems

TOR-WG C6.42_Electric Transportation Energy Supply Systems

posted on 13th October 2020


Study Committee B4: Regular Member – Decao Kong

TOR-WG B4.91_Power electronics-based transformer technology, design, grid integration and services provision to the distribution grid

posted on 12th October 2020


Study Committee B4: Regular Member – Decao Kong

TOR-WG B4.90_Operation and Maintenance of HVDC and FACTS Facilities

TOR-WG B4.89 _Condition Health Monitoring and predictive maintenance of HVDC Converter Stations

posted on 8th October 2020


Young Members Showcase - Deadline Extended

CIGRE UK NGN Young Member Showcase Competition 2021 – Deadline Extension!

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The CIGRE Paris Session is a leading international event in the power industry, gathering worldwide experts to discuss and learn about the industry’s future. The CIGRE Centennial Paris Session, celebrating 100 years of collaboration, will be held in August 2021 (click here for details). It will provide delegates with the chance to showcase the latest solutions across the whole value chain, from generation to distribution.

As part of the CIGRE Session, the Young Member (YM) showcase is a unique opportunity for young professionals to present their work to leading experts from all around the world. The successful UK representatives will be selected through a presentation competition. Successful candidates will have the chance to receive free conference tickets to the CIGRE Centennial Paris Session 2021 and a bursary for transport and accommodation. 2020’s YM Showcase Competition saw three UK competition winners receive free conference tickets for 2020’s e-sessions and presented to various panels.

The NGN Committee of CIGRE UK National Committee are delighted to invite NGN members to prepare and submit their abstracts of proposed presentations for the upcoming 2021 Session to the Technical Team Lead, Max McFarlane (, by the newly extended date of the 21st December 2020.

Topics for abstracts/presentations need to align with one of the 16 CIGRE Study Committees. Abstracts will be scored on technical content, relevance to the selected Study Committee, and presentation of the material (structure, figures, etc.).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a 10-min virtual presentation to a panel of senior CIGRE-UK members and an audience of NGN members at the presentation competition event. The presentation competition will be in late January or early February. Please check the CIGRE monthly newsletters for updates on the competition date.


The Abstract must: 

  1. Be in English
  2. Use the template available from:
  3. Summarise the contents of the presentation
  4. Be a maximum of two pages, but a minimum of 500 words.
  5. it is important to note the candidates do not need to submit a full paper for this event: this is for a showcase of presentations only
  6. You must be a CIGRE UK NGN member to apply. To join CIGRE UK NGN, click here

*Note: the final decision over whether a presenter can have a slot at the Paris Session will remain with the respective Study Committee chair.

Offshore wind - Denmark

Joint webinar on “Offshore Wind Energy” with Young Cigre Denmark

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Our webinar about “Offshore Wind Energy” jointly organized with Young Cigre Denmark was held successfully with over 170 attendees on Friday 2nd October. We hope you had a good time to this first webinar in collaboration with Denmark National Committee!

Our guest speakers, Lorenzo Zeni and Troels Stybe Sørensen from Ørsted gave us an overview about HVDC connected offshore wind farms and a perspective on the development of offshore wind in Ørsted respectively.
Steven Blair from Synaptec demonstrated integrated protection and condition monitoring for offshore wind using passive distributed sensing. Furthermore, GEN LI from Cardiff University School of Engineering presented the state-of-the-art of HVDC and offshore wind technologies in EU countries.


Behind the scene,

CIGRE UK NGN: Jingyi Wan, Ying Xue, Max McFarlane, Jianing Li

CIGRE DK NGN: Syed Hamza Kazmi, Qian Wang, Daniela Pagnani

You can find the slides in the link below: