NGN Upcoming events

CIGRE UK NGN Upcoming Events:

The CIGRE UK NGN organises several events for its members throughout the year, such as technical presentations, site visits and workshops. At Technical Events, you can find out about the latest power system developments and network with your peers. The NGN Steering Committee holds monthly conference calls to organise upcoming events and discuss new ideas for supporting the development of its members. Finally, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) combines these two and gives an opportunity for the members to elect new candidates for the Steering Committee roles and direct the NGN’s future.

To hear about our next events make sure to join our LinkedIn group page here, follow us on Twitter @CIGREUKNGN and suscribe to the newsletterPlease also check the UK National Committee events page for other events that may be of interest to NGN members.

Joint webinar “Wind Energy” with the Irish NGN

In light of the current global situation, the UK NGN is preparing a new joint webinar “Wind Energy” with the Irish NGN.

In 2019, 60.4 GW of wind energy capacity was installed globally in 2019, a 19 percent increase from installations in 2018 and the second-best year for wind historically. The total capacity for wind energy globally is now over 651 GW. How can we exploit the full potential of wind energy?

This virtual event will take place during the week of June 15, and will invite guest speakers from the academic and industry. It will be free for all NGN members. Stay tune in for more details.

As always, the UK NGN team will do our best to generate engagement with young members and create exciting opportunism to participate in CIGRE events.

Contingency Plan

It is becoming apparent that we may face a national and international COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis over the coming weeks and months. Given that this is unprecedented, there is very little certainty on offer. The CIGRE UK NGN committee has therefore decided to postpone the following two events until further notice.

  1. GE Strafford Transformer Site Visit – Grid of Future (Stafford, Wed, 29 April 2020)

This event, organised by CIGRE UK NGN will take you to the GE Stafford transformer site. The first half of the event will be three talks from industry on related topics and a factory tour in the afternoon.

  1. Big Bang Bucks STEM event (Aylesbury, 25th June 2020)

To inspire primary and secondary school pupils around Buckinghamshire (10-14 years old) in STEM subjects and give them the opportunity to attend a range of STEM workshops, science shows and participate in an interactive STEM fair.

For more details, please visit: https://cigre.org.uk/ngn/ngn-activities/

The overall aim of our plan is to engage our members through different events in the next few months, albeit in different ways, e.g. online streaming, and at a different pace to our normal provision. We recognise this is not ideal, and that we may have to put in place further mitigations later in the calendar year once normal activity can resume.