How to convene & effectively participate in CIGRE Technical Working Groups – Videos and Presentations

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  • 21st December 2023
WiE participate in TWG


 About this event

This webinar, organised by CIGRE UK Women in Energy, focused on practical advice and experience on how to convene, chair and effectively participate in CIGRE Technical Working Groups. Both Prof. Jun Liang and Dr. Charlotte Higgins shared their experiences and the opportunities available.


  • Introduction to Women in Energy
  • Introduction CIGRE Study Committees, breakdown of the structure.
  • Presentations from Prof. Jun Liang and Dr. Charlotte Higgins sharing their experiences in convening groups and the opportunities to support
  • Q&A
  • Closing Remarks

This Webinar was open to everyone.


Women in Energy and Webinar presentation

Jun Liang presentation

Charlotte Higgins presentation





Jun LiangJun Liang is a Professor at Cardiff University, Leading researches on renewable energy, DC transmission/distribution, power electronic converter control, power system operation and electrified transport.

Research funding over £20M in 30+ projects. The Coordinator and Scientist-in-Chargeof 3 EC Marie-Curie Action ITN/ETN/DN projects (total €12M, 2013-2026). Leads a major EPSRC-China NSF project (total £1.1M) on intelligent control of AC/DC network for clean energy supply in urban areas, and a major EPSRC UK-Australia project on cyber security on grid integration of EV.

He has published over 260 papers including 160 journal papers, 1 book in IEEE/Wiley, and 4 book chapters. He has supervised 35 PhD students with 21 of them graduated so far, and 12 post-doctoral researchers.

An Associate Editor-in-Chief of CSEE JPES, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy, a Guest Editor of IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, and technical committee members of several international Conferences.

CIGRE C6 UK Regular Member, an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow, the Chair of UK&RI Chapter of IEEE Power Electronics Society, an Organising Committee member of the IET ACDC conferences, a committee member of CIGRE Working Groups, Committee member of the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Committee member of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) SC 8A,

Charlotte HigginsDr Charlotte Higgins has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry and expertise in the planning and operation of electricity networks from a technical perspective. She also has extensive knowledge and experience of the regulatory, economic and commercial challenges and drivers to net zero energy system development and evolution. Charlotte provides strategic analysis and advice for energy system investment and transformation to energy regulators, government, electricity network companies and investors.

Charlotte was the UK C1 study committee (System Development and Economics) regular member between 2018 and 2022. She currently convenes a Cigre working group on “Planning tools and methods for systems facing high levels of distributed energy resources” and previously contributed to a Cigre working group on “Guidelines for the preparation of “connection agreements” or “Grid Codes” for HVDC grids.”