Joint CIGRE SC B3 & A3 Colloquium 2023

Colloquium update 121122

Latest Colloquium News

  • Early-Bird registration discount extended to the 31st March 2023.
  • Presenter Templates now published. Click here
  • Online Programme published. Click here
  • Alice Delahunty, President National Grid Transmission UK, confirmed as Colloquium Keynote Speaker
  • David Wright, Group Chief Engineer National Grid, confirmed to attend Plenary Session and Gala Dinner speaker.


The CIGRE UK National Committee invited CIGRE Study Committees B3 & A3 to hold a joint Colloquium in Birmingham between the 9th and 12th May 2023 at the IET Austin Court.  This Colloquium on the theme of ‘The role and impact for T&D Substations and Equipment in delivering a Net Zero Carbon Future’ brought together experts and key players in the domain of Transmission & Distribution Substations & Equipment from the electric power industry, including Network Operators, Manufacturers, Engineers, Policy Makers, Regulators and Academics.  The Colloquium was a unique forum to share exciting new research, to raise issues and awareness, to discuss future directions, to show innovative solutions and to network with leading professionals.

This was a conventional conference in which authors submitted papers and then present their finding as PowerPoint presentations in the Colloquium sessions.  The programme also included a number of tutorial session and numerous networking opportunities.

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Host City

Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and lies at the heart of the West Midlands, famed to be the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.  Its five universities include the University of Birmingham with a strong focus on Power Systems. Major cultural institutions include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Repertory Theatre, and its Library.  With 571 parks, more than any other city in Europe, and more miles of canal than Venice, the City has a rich diversity, offering Michelin dining to award-winning street food.

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