Annual Meeting Registration and Hotel Accommodations

Reminder! Register Now for the CIGRE USNC Annual Meeting and Luncheon


Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 11:30 – 1:00, Denver, CO

Registration is now open for the CIGRE U.S. National Committee All Members Annual Meeting and luncheon.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the IEEE General meeting at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from Noon until 2 pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  You can register for this meeting and luncheon at the link below:

Register Here 

Accommodations

IEEE PES has negotiated a special group rate of US$239 per night for PES General Meeting attendees. This group rate is inclusive of service fees but exclusive of taxes (currently at 15.75%).

  • Internet access, as well as access to the fitness center and pool, is included in the group rate.
  • Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 in order to get the group rate.  Once when the room block is sold out, the hotel will offer rooms/rates based upon availability.
  • Click here to book your room online at the group rate.
  • The hotel offers a limited number of sleeping rooms at the government rate. The current government rate in the state of Colorado is US$181.00 plus applicable tax.
  • Click here to book your room online at the government rate.

REMINDER: Please Register for the CIGRE USNC Annual Luncheon and Meeting

Tuesday July 19, 2022, 11:30 – 1:00, Denver, CO

Registration is now open for the CIGRE U.S. National Committee All Members Annual Meeting and luncheon.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the IEEE General meeting at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from Noon until 2pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  You can register for this meeting and luncheon at the link below:

Register Here 

CIGRE USNC Award Nominations Now Open

 

The CIGRE US National Committee regularly recognizes the significant contributions of our membership to CIGRE.  This serves as a call for nominations for two awards, the Attwood Associates Award and the Phillip Sporn Award.

Please send your nominations to Beth LaRose at Elizabeth.larose@ge.com for consideration by the nominating committee no later than Monday, May 9th, 2022.

The award criteria and requested nomination details are shown below, and you can find past award recipients listed at https://cigre-usnc.org/awards/.  Please feel free to reach out to Beth with any questions.

For each nomination, please provide the following details of the candidate:

  • Name, email, business title, work address
  • Motivation for the nomination for that particular award (a couple sentences)
  • CV or biography with an emphasis on CIGRE level involvement at the USNC and/or International level.

Attwood Associate Award

  • The Attwood Associate Award recognizes an individual who has made notable contributions to CIGRE over an extended period of time.
  • The citation of this award reads: The candidate must have made significant contributions to CIGRE either on a national (USNC) or international (CIGRE) basis and should have been an individual member of CIGRE for 10 consecutive years.
    • “To honor the contributions and memory of Frederic Attwood of the U.S.A. who, with J. Tribot Laspiere of France, foresaw the need for an international organization in the field of high-voltage power engineering and who became the first chairman of the U.S. National Committee upon the founding of CIGRÉ in the year 1921.”
  • The award is a plaque, which generally is presented at the USNC’s annual General Meeting, with lunch provided at the annual meeting.

Phillip Sporn Award

  • The Philip Sporn Award is a USNC award given in honor of Philip Sporn who was President of the USNC from 1966–72.  Mr. Sporn was also the CEO of American Electric Power in the 1950s until approximately 1961.  He was a renowned engineer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  He was a leading exponent of integrating large electric systems for economy and reliability reasons.
  • The citation of this award reads: The candidate must have made significant, cumulative career contributions to CIGRE either on a national (USNC) or international (CIGRE) basis and should be an active, individual member of CIGRE.
    • “For career contributions advancing electric power systems in theory, design and/or operation for the benefit of society in the United States, and for aspiring to Philip Sporn’s ‘Locus of Discontent’ approach; i.e., always challenging the status quo to advance technology for the betterment of society.”
  • The award is a plaque and an airline ticket to the annual General Meeting of the USNC.

An additional USNC award, the Dale Douglass Award for Technical Achievement is nominated by the USNC Technical Committee VP and the Study Committee Representatives.

  • This award is in recognition of proven outstanding technical or engineering contribution to USNC CIGRE and the engineering field in honor and memory of Dale Douglass of USA.  This requires participation in CIGRE technical activities in a leadership role (e.g. WGs convenor with proven contribution, or member of WGs with clear and proven technical contributions) and significant contributions to the engineering field in general, with evidence to support it such as publications, or patents.
  • The candidate should have been a member of CIGRE for a minimum of 10 consecutive years.
  • The award is a plaque, which generally is presented at the USNC’s annual General Meeting, with a complimentary lunch at the annual meeting.  The plaque citation shall read: “For leadership and participation in CIGRE technical activities internationally at the Study Committee or Working Group levels aspiring to the level of dedication exhibited by Dale Douglass.”

 

The deadline for Nominations is Monday, May 9th, 2022.
Please send your nominations to Beth LaRose at Elizabeth.larose@ge.com.

CIGRE NGN Webinar: Modeling, Control, and Analysis of Future Power Systems

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 1-2 pm EST (10-11 pm PST)

Presented by

Deepak Ramasubramanian
Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Register Here

Summary

The changing resource mix of the bulk power system, particularly the increasing deployment of wind power and solar PV, has resulted in an increasing portion of the resource mix being asynchronously connected through inverters – Inverter Based Resources (IBRs). These resources behave differently than traditional synchronous resources, which has necessitated investigation into viable alternate control schemes for use during operation of the system. A major theme of alternate schemes proposed in research has been on ensuring that these IBRs conform to the operational norms and limits that are presently followed. However, as a faster response can be obtained from IBRs, this talk will explore the capabilities to exploit fast response characteristics of an IBR to obtain superior frequency control.

Speaker

Deepak Ramasubramanian is a Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in the Grid Operations and Planning Group. He joined
EPRI in 2017 where his work is in the area of modeling, control and stability analysis of the bulk power system with a recent focus on the associated impacts of large-scale integration of inverter-based resources. He received
his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University,
Tempe, USA in 2017 and his M. Tech. degree in Power Systems from the Indian
Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India in 2013. He is a recipient of an
Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) Excellence Award and the Power
System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) Power System Award.

Register Here: https://iclesunc.memberclicks.net/ngnwebinarnovember  

The Celtic Interconnector Informational – Next Generation Network NGN Ireland & NGN France Webinar

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9-10 am EDT

CIGRÉ Ireland NGN and CIGRÉ France NGN are delighted to present an informative session on interconnection, with an emphasis on the upcoming Celtic Interconnector. Interconnection plays a crucial role in the future of ensuring system stability for European electricity grids and is being encouraged in all European TSOs. The Celtic Interconnector project is due to be complete in 2026 and will allow for 700 MW to be traded between France and Ireland. In this webinar we will discuss the history of interconnection, the current status, and the future of interconnection from the perspectives of EirGrid, RTE, and leading experts in the field of interconnection. There will be an open panel discussion afterwards where you can ask our experts any of your burning questions on interconnection. This is not an event to be missed!

CIGRE Next Generation Network Social Event

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6-8 am EDT

Join this CIGRE NGN social networking event to meet with young professionals and students in the power industry from all over the world.

To conclude the CIGRE Next Generation Network activities for the Centennial Session we would like to invite you to join this social networking event from 6:00 am – 8:00 am  (EDT) on Wednesday 13th October.  Network with other young professionals and students in the power industry from around the world and gain a better understanding of what initiatives and activities different NGN groups have been involved in.  The event will be hosted through the platform Work Adventure – details on how to join will be provided to registered participants before the event.

Attendance is limited and will be prioritized for NGN members. Subject to ticket availability we also welcome our senior CIGRE members to join and observe the event.