iMechE Conference: Switchgear – Life after SF6

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  • 11th October 2022
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CIGRE UK is supporting an event, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, on the subject of the future of SF6 in switchgear.  The event will take place on Monday 21st November 2022 at the iMechE in London.  Please note that early-bird registration closes on the 21st October 2022 and that member discount also applies to CIGRE members.

Speakers will include:

Mark Waldron: Technical Leader – Net-Zero Asset Strategy, National Grid and Chair, UK National Committee, CIGRE

For more information and to register click here.


SF6 has typically been used in switchgear as it is very cheap to produce and has excellent insulating properties. This seminar will discuss technical strategies in reducing/eliminating dependence on Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) containing the extremely potent greenhouse gas Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) in electrical power systems.

The seminar is an opportunity for operators to hear more about each other’s strategies and signal their requirements to the supply chain. It will also be an opportunity for particularly electro-intensive or sensitive industrial users of switchgear to learn more about how new regulation might impact them as they also frequently operate SF6 GIS.

This event will highlight the technical roadmaps for users, primarily distribution and transmission network operators, in replacing this equipment. Stay up to date with the latest developments in technology and the supply chain though case studies that will look at the results of pilot projects of new, SF6-free equipment.