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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – January 2021

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System development for a Net Zero future: keen, green and secure

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 13th January 2021 | 12.30 to 13:30

The decarbonisation of the electricity network is accelerating and changes are happening at pace in government policy, regulation and technology. This is against the backdrop of increasing cost efficiency pressures and the ability to secure the network under a wider range of uncertain and extreme conditions. There is a substantial body of work progressing within C1 to understand and address the international challenges and opportunities presented, from network planning, investment and asset management perspectives.

This webinar will present insights from recent and ongoing work in Study Committee C1 including power system planning and investment with increasing DER and uncertainty, tools and methods to support this and consideration of whole system and multi-vector interactions.

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Speaker Profile

Dr Charlotte Higgins 

Charlotte Higgins

Dr Charlotte Higgins has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector and has broad expertise in technology, economic and regulatory considerations for the future development of transmission and distribution networks. She has provided extensive independent advice to electricity regulators, transmission and distribution network owners on investment planning and regulation. Charlotte has also been involved in a number of ground-breaking electricity network innovation bids and projects, on the challenges and opportunities in decarbonising, decentralising and digitalising the grid. She is currently CIGRE UK Regular Member for Study Committee C1, Power Systems Development & Economics.

This Webinar series is kindly sponsored by Burns & McDonnell


A2:D1 Liaison Meeting

CIGRE UK A2/D1 Liaison Meeting

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The purpose of the meeting is to provide a high-level overview of the ongoing activities in CIGRE related to Study Committees A2 (Power Transformers & Reactors) led by UK Regular Members, Zhongdong Wang & Elizabeth Mackenzie and D1 (Materials and emerging Test Techniques) led by UK Regular Member, Simon Sutton. Technical Brochures published in the last year will be highlighted, along with a status update on all of the active Working Groups where the UK has an interest. You will also hear about the latest new work items approved by the Study Committees during the Paris e-session, and to provide feedback on possible future work items that could be proposed in the future.

Joining the meeting

Simply register from this page and you will be sent an email confirmation that will include the details of the CISCO WebEx login. Please keep this safe as you will need this on the day of the meeting.



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A2 Study Committee Mission, Technology & Scope



To facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international exchange of information and knowledge in the field of transformers and reactors. To add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesizing state-of-the-art practices and developing recommendations.

Technological field of activity

  • Power transformers including industrial, DC converter and phase-shifting transformers
  • Reactors including shunt, series, saturated and, smoothing
  • Transformer components including bushings, tap changers and accessories


Within its technical field of activity, Study Committee A2 addresses topics throughout the asset management life-cycle phases; from conception, through research, development, design, production, deployment, operation, and end-of life. At all stages, technical, safety, economic, environmental and social aspects are addressed as well as interactions with, and integration into, the evolving power system and the environment. All aspects of performance, specification, testing and the application of testing techniques are within scope, with a specific focus on the impact of changing interactions and demands due to evolution of the power system. Life cycle assessment techniques, risk management techniques, education and training are also important aspects.

Within this framework additional specific areas of attention include:

  • Theory, principles and concepts, functionality, technological development, design, performance and application of materials, efficiency.
  • Manufacturing, quality assurance, application guidance, planning, routing and location, construction, erection, installation.
  • Reliability, availability, dependability, maintainability and maintenance, service, condition monitoring, diagnostics, restoration, repair, loading, upgrading, uprating.
  • Refurbishment, re-use/re-deployment, deterioration, dismantling, disposal.


D1 Study Committee Mission & Scope



To facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international exchange of in- formation and knowledge in the field of materials and emerging test techniques. To add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesizing state-of-the-art practices and developing recommendations.


The activities of Study Committee D1 concern the evaluation and monitoring of:

  • Fundamental aspects of new and existing materials for electro-technology (conducting and insulating materials for electrical use)
  • Multi-component insulating arrangements with one or more electrical insulating materials used in conjunction with associated conducting parts
  • Diagnostic techniques and related knowledge rules
  • Emerging test techniques.

Provision of timely information on new developments and trends in the field of materials and emerging test techniques to other Study Committees and support for their analysis of the introduction and application of these materials and techniques.