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1 François MESLIER Secretary General of CIGRE AORC meeting th -27 th October 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand CIGRE (2011) Page 1

2 Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques International Council On Large Electric Systems CIGRE (2011) Page 2

3 What is CIGRE? CIGRE Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques International Council On Large Electric Systems Founded in Paris in 1921 as a worldwide non-profit association. CIGRE addresses issues related to the development, operation and management of electric power systems as well as design, construction, maintenance and disposal of equipment and plants. CIGRE (2011) Page 3

4 Goals of CIGRE To facilitate and develop the exchange of power systemrelated engineering knowledge and information; to develop knowledge and distribute it To add value by sharing ideas and dinformation, synthesizing i state-of-the-art and world practices To produce and deliver unbiased high-quality technical information in support of society s needs (Publications e.g. Technical Brochures, Papers in the ELECTRA journal, Session/Symposia Papers) CIGRE (2011) Page 4

5 CIGRE characteristics CIGRE is focused on practical, technical applications CIGRE s reputation is based on sustained objectivity, unbiased information. No conflicts with commercial interests Collaborative work and added value is facilitated by Study Committees and Working Groups of the world s foremost experts operating according to a specific structure t and rules. No standards d produced d but outcome of Cigre work used towards standards CIGRE is the only truly worldwide organization of its kind 11,574 equivalent members in around 90 countries CIGRE (2011) Page 5

6 CIGRE specificities Truly global view of power engineering Scope directed on large power delivery systems Industry-focused Based on collaboration with utilities, suppliers, academia and policymakers CIGRE (2011) Page 6

7 CIGRE organisational set-up (administrative) General Assembly of Members (Decisional) Are represented on 57 National Committees (Local and Regional coordination activities) Administrative Council (Decisional) President Steering Committee (Advisory) TC Chairman Treasurer Technical Committee and 16 Study Committees (Study activities) Secretary General Central Office (Operational) CIGRE (2011) Page 7

8 CIGRE Organisation CIGRE Officers o President André Merlin (FR) o Treasurer Paulo Esmeraldo (BR) o Technical Committee Chairman Klaus Fröhlich (CH) CIGRE Central Office o Secretary General François Meslier (FR) A. Merlin P. Esmeraldo K. Fröhlich F. Meslier CIGRE (2011) Page 8

9 Cooperation with adjoining European and international organizations CIRED Joint Working Group Common members 1986: CIGRE/CIRED agreement on cooperation CIGRE IEC, Cenelec WEC Eurelectric Reciprocal representation on Governing Bodies (statutes) Coordinated d actions Reciprocal/Mutual participation for events Common issues (Rural energy development, Environmental issues, Energy financing) Common members Reciprocal announcements IEA IEEE Links to create in the future (Cooperation/exchange of information) Joint events Cooperation on technical issues Reciprocal announcements 1993: CIGRE/IEEE agreement on policy of cooperation Links in the past and strong will to renew ties UPDEA (Cooperation/exchange of information) CIGRE (2011) Page 9

10 CIGRE Technical Committee Technical Committee A : EQUIPMENT B : SUBSYSTEMS C : SYSTEM D : HORIZONTAL SC A1 Rotating Electrical Machines SC B1 Insulated Cables SC C1 System Development & Economics SC D1 Materials & Emerging gtest Techniques SC A2 Transformers SC B2 Overhead Lines SC C2 System Operation & Control SC D2 Information Systems & Telecommunication SC A3 High Voltage Equipment SC B3 Substations SC C3 System Environmental Performance SC B4 HVDC & Power Electronics SC C4 System Technical Performance SC B5 Protection & Automation SC C5 Electricity Markets & Regulation SC C6 Distributed Systems & Dispersed Generation CIGRE (2011) Page 10

11 CIGRE Study Committees Govern CIGRE technical activities: o Select issues to work on under coordination of TC o Manage the studies in their field SC Members represent their countries in CIGRE technical activities Create and disband Working Groups as needed (>200 Working Groups) Conduct efforts based on strategic and action plans approved by TC Studies/Activities include Reports, Technical Brochures, Tutorials, Colloquia CIGRE (2011) Page 11

12 CIGRE National Committees Represent CIGRE in the country Organize events to promote CIGRE Nominate Study Committee and WG representatives Leverage the network of Study Committees within countries Facilitate country submission of papers to CIGRE s Technical Conferences CIGRE (2011) Page 12

13 57 National Committees A Worldwide Audience Members in Countries Algeria Italy Andean National Committee Japan Arab States of the Gulf Jordan Argentina Korea Australia Libya Austria Macedonia Belgium Malaysia Bosnia Herzegovina Mexico Brazil Montenegro Canada Netherlands Chile New Zealand China Norway Croatia Paraguay Cyprus Poland Czech and Slovak Reps. Portugal Denmark Romania Egypt Russia Estonia Serbia Finland Slovenia France South Africa Germany Spain Greece Sweden Hungary Switzerland Iceland Thailand India Ukraine Indonesia United Kingdom Iran United States Ireland Venezuela Israel CIGRE (2011) Page 13

14 CIGRE International Membership In 2010 = 11,574 equivalent members* *Equivalent members: 1 collective member (I-Companies) = 5 individual members 1 collective member (II-Universities) = 2 individual members CIGRE (2011) Page 14

15 CIGRE s activities Study Committees and Working Groups o Permanent working structures whose scopes cover all the issues concerning power systems Conferences o Major Paris Session: every even year (~3000 delegates) o Symposia: 2 every uneven year (~200 delegates) o National (12/year) and regional (3/year) meetings and colloquia (8/year) on targeted subjects Dissemination of Information o Conference papers o Web presence with expansive technical library (e-cigre) o Publications e.g. Technical Brochures, the ELECTRA journal o Tutorials o Workshops CIGRE (2011) Page 15

16 Disseminating Information Major web presence ( CIGRE s on-line technical library ( Decades of history: reports of Study Committees, papers, summaries of technical activities Progress report on each Study Committee Working Group reports Technical Brochures ELECTRA journal reports on CIGRE s technical activities and critical industry issues 30 years of ELECTRA available on CD-ROM Tutorials, Workshops CIGRE (2011) Page 16

17 Benefits of active Participation Ability to raise personal development through knowledge transfer Access to international best practice and benchmarking Access to a global resource of expertise An opportunity to make the international industry aware of your existence and promote your business CIGRE (2011) Page 17

18 Awareness of competitors Benefits of active Participation (continued) Awareness of state-ofthe-art technology and management techniques Knowledge on industry trends Understand international approaches to environment, legislation and regulation CIGRE (2011) Page 18

19 Services Provided by CIGRE Membership To be a member of a worldwide community o Engineers, company managers o Professors, research officers o Around 7500 names in the CIGRE directory To take advantage of the technical information gathered by CIGRE o ELECTRA free, six per year o Publications at reduced prices; free downloading on e-cigre Possibility to collaborate in CIGRE technical activities o SC Working Group members More than 200 groups working o SC members (CIGRE individual member) o Forum on EPEE CIGRE (2011) Page 19

20 Services Provided by CIGRE Membership (continued) Reduced registration fee for CIGRE events o Paris Session Possibility to present papers as main author Possibility to contribute to Discussion Meetings Possibility to participate in the technical exhibition o Symposia Other advantages o Free ELECTRA for universities o Complimentary copies of papers/reports CIGRE (2011) Page 20

21 CIGRE s Regions AORC NRCC RIAC A very relevant concept, that could be applied in other parts of the world, which needs to be boosted again! CIGRE (2011) Page 21

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