CIGRE B1/D1 Liaison Meeting |3rd October, Hybrid Event – London & WebEx

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  • 23rd September 2023
B1:D1 Liaison Meeting


The annual Cigre B1 UK Technical Liaison meeting will be held as a Hybrid Meeting on October 3rd.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide a high level overview of the ongoing activities in Cigre related to Insulated Cables.  Technical Brochures published in the last year will be highlighted, along with a status update on all of the active B1 Working Groups where the UK has an interest.  You will also get a reminder about the latest new work items approved by the B1 Study Committee during the annual B1 Study Committee meeting, and an opportunity to provide feedback on possible work items that could be proposed by the UK in the future.  In addition to information about the latest work within B1, we will also be joined by the UK Regular Member for D1 who will provide a summary of activities relevant to the B1 audience.  The event will be held as a Hybrid meeting, meaning that a dial in option will be available.  There will be an opportunity for those attending virtually to submit questions to the presenters during the meeting.  In person attendance is limited to 35 people.

Practical Information:

For those attending in person, please bring photographic ID.  On arrival at 5 Howick Place, report to the building reception on Level 0.  You will then be directed up to the Orsted reception to receive a badge.  The nearest mainline train station is Victoria, and the nearest underground stations are Victoria  (Victoria, Circle, District lines) and St James’ Park (Circle, District lines).  A buffet lunch will be provided, please use the registration form to make us aware of any food allergies


10:00 Arrival & Coffee

10:15 Welcome from UK Regular Member (James Pilgrim, Orsted)

10:20 Introduction to Study Committee B1

10:30 Overview of Technical Brochures recently published

10:45 Working Group status updates

12:15 Updates from the B1 Study Committee meeting in Cairns

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Introduction to Study Committee D1

13:40 Review of status of relevant D1 Working Groups

14:15 Proposals for future B1 and D1 activities

14:45 Cigre B1 UK Technical Panel

15:00 Close


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Regular Members:

JAPIL bio imageDr James Pilgrim, CIGRE B1 UK Regular Member:

James is currently Chief Cable Specialist for Orsted, working across the full project lifecycle of both inter-array and export cable circuits for wind farm projects around the world.  Prior to joining Orsted, he worked in cable system R&D for 13 years at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Southampton, beginning with his PhD studies in 2007.   He has been active in B1 working groups for over 10 years, contributing as the UK member of B1.35, B1.50, B1.56, B1.64 and B1.72 working groups.  He is the Convenor of B1.87 Finite Element Analysis for Cable Ratings and TF B1.92 Qualification of lead-free submarine cables with 72.5kV<Um≤170kV .  In addition to his activities in Cigre, he is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.  He also represents the UK in IEC TC20 WG19.

AndritschThomas Andritsch, CIGRE D1 UK Regular Member

Thomas is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical Power Engineering research group at the University of Southampton, which he joined in 2013, and part of the management team of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory. Prior he worked at the HV laboratory at Delft University of Technology, where he completed his PhD in 2010. His research focus is on new and emergent insulation materials and their potential use in HV engineering. He has been active in Cigre working group D1.40, and is currently contributing to D1.73 and B1/D1.75. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE, elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society since 2019, and serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation.