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Jicable HVDC’21 International Symposium on HVDC Cable Systems

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Jicable HVDC’21 organizes a Young Researchers Contest

“NGN Members active in the UK B1 community who have an interest in HVDC cable systems should note that the Jicable HVDC 2021 Conference has just released a call for submissions to the Young Researcher Contest.

Historically, a value of Jicable is to motivate and promote research on HVDC cable systems. The Organization Committee of HVDC’21 has set up the Young Researchers Contest to encourage the participation of students and young researchers.

Full-time engineering and science university researchers and Ph.D. students are all invited to submit abstracts of their research work. The topic of the abstract must fall within one of the program categories listed below. Students and researchers whose abstracts are selected will be invited to present their papers and answer questions at HVDC’21
There are cash prizes for the best 3 submissions, see details below.  This is the third edition of the conference, and there have been UK prize winners in the past.

For more background information please follow the links below or reach out to our B1 Regular Member Dr James Pilgrim (”

Call for Papers Submit your papers

Topics for the Young Researchers Contest

1. New materials for HVDC cable systems and converter devices
2. Materials (cables and accessories) characterization (electric, physical and chemical)3. Physical phenomena associated with interfaces
4. Space charge measurements (interfaces and materials)
5. Ageing and reliability
6. Simulation and digital models
7. Transient overvoltage (TOV) studies and models
8. Static and dynamic mechanical studies on cable systems
9. Emerging HVDC fully insulated transmission systems.


Conference Website



Papers will be reviewed by a jury during the symposium.
The authors of the three best Papers / Posters will receive prizes respectively of:

First prize €1,500     Second prize €1,000     Third prize €500


Young Researchers Contest: Important dates

  • Submission for abstracts: May 1st
  • Notification of acceptance: June 1st
  • Submission for full papers: October 1st
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Update on Paris Session

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CIGRE’s Centennial Session WILL proceed in 2021 from the 20th to the 25th of August.

– Whether its format is hybrid (in-person plus virtual) or an e-session only is dependent on French Government responses to the pandemic.
– It is hoped that French Government policy linked to the status of the pandemic in France and elsewhere will permit a hybrid Session to proceed. Should this prove not to be the case an exclusively online e-session will still proceed.

A decision about the Session format will be announced in line with the French Government’s responses to the pandemic. Since we are not in control of the timing, we have developed a flexible approach to registration. We hope the decision will be forthcoming in April or May.

To find out more click on this link:



Request for Submission of Synopses – Paris Session 2022 Papers

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The call for papers for the CIGRE Paris Session 2022 is now open.

The first step in this process is for prospective authors to submit a synopsis for review by the CIGRE UK Session Paper Committee by no later than 4th April 2021. Please note that the deadline dates for the UK are earlier than the published dates on the CIGRE Paris website to allow for review by the CIGRE UK Session Paper Committee.

As the process for the preparation of CIGRE papers is quite complicated and very prescriptive, a PowerPoint presentation which takes you through the whole process has been produced. It is important that you read through this before preparing your synopsis. Within the presentation are links to the Preferential Subjects for 2022 and also a link to the sample pages which must be used for the preparation of the synopses.

You can download this presentation by clicking on the CLICK HERE button below. Please do not wait until the deadline date to send through your synopses.

If anything is not clear, after having read through the presentation, please feel free to contact the CIGRE UK Secretary by email or phone to clarify any queries that you may have.

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John Finn
CIGRE UK Secretary
Engineering Consultant
Tel: 07584639414