Working Groups

If you are interested in participating in one or more of the working groups, please send your name, email address, and a current CV to John McDonald at The working groups will be staffed quickly so your prompt response will be necessary.

Working group members should have their company support and be current CIGRÉ members with their current dues paid.

The final choice of members is the responsibility of CIGRE technical officers and the study committee chair and working group convener. The U.S. National Committee can only make a recommendation.

List of Active Working Groups

Posted October 07, 2021

WG number: C4.69
Name of Convener: Silverio Visacro
Title: Quantifying the Lightning Response of Tower-Footing Electrodes of
Overhead Transmission Lines: Methods of Measurement

WG number: C4.70
Name of Convener: Joan Montanyà
Title: Application of Space-Based Lightning Detection in Power Systems

Posted August 25, 2021

WG number: D2.55
Name of Convener: Kunlun Gao
Title: Application of 5G Technology to Smart Grids


Posted June 24, 2021

WG number: B1/C3.85
Name of Convener: Kieron Leeburn (SA)
Title: Environmental Impact of Decommissioning of Underground and Submarine Cables

Posted June 08, 2021

WG number: C4.67
Name of Convener: Alexandre Piantini (Brazil)
Title: Lightning Protection of Hybrid Overhead Lines

WG number: C4.68
Name of Convener: Patricio Munchoz-Rojas (Brazil)
Title: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Issues in Modern and Future Power Systems

Posted June 01, 2021

WG number: B3.61
Name of Convener: Jan Bednarik (Ireland)
Title: Risk and asset health based decision making in existing substations

Posted May 04, 2021

WG number: B2.84
Name of Convener: Giorgio Diana (IT)
Title: Assessment of the methodologies to analyze wind induced overhead line conductors motion – application and limitations

WG number: C6.43
Name of Convener: Nikos Hatziargyriou (Greece)
Title: Aggregation of battery energy storage and distributed energy resources (DER), including solar PV

Posted April 13, 2021

JWG number: C2/C5.06
Name of Convener: Jan van Putten (NL)
Title: The Impact of Electricity Market Interventions by System Operators during Emergency Situations

WG number: D2.54
Name of Convener: Dennis Holstein (US)
Title: Regulatory approaches to enhance EPU’s cybersecurity frameworks

WG number: C4.65
Name of Convener: Jason David (Australia)
Title: Specification, Validation and Application of Harmonic Models of Inverter Based Resources

Posted March 30, 2021

JWG number: C4/C2.62/IEEE
Name of Convener: Athula Rajapakse (CANADA)
Title: Review of Advancements in Synchrophasor Measurement Applications

WG number: C4.63
Name of Convener: Nigel Shore (UK)
Title: Harmonic power quality standards and compliance verification – a comparative assessment and practical guide

WG number: C4.64
Name of Convener: Chun Fang (CANADA)
Title: Applications of Real-Time Digital Simulation in Power Systems

WG number:D1.76
Name of Convener: Jenlena Lukic (RS)
Title: Tests for verification of quality and ageing performance of cellulose insulation for power transformers

Posted March 5, 2021

WG number: B5.76
Name of Convener: Alex Roumpies (CH)
Title: Architecture, Standards and Specification for Meeting System

Posted February 10, 2021

WG number: B5.75
Name of Convener: Shushama Khot (CA)
Title: Documentation and version handling related to Protection, Automation and Control functions

Posted January 18, 2021

WG number: C4.61
Name of Convener: Jinliang He (China)
Title: Lightning transient sensing, monitoring and application in electric power systems

Posted January 7, 2021

WG number: C4.60
Name of Convener: Aboutaleb Haddadi (United States)
Title: Generic EMT-Type Modeling of Inverter-Based Resources for Long Term Planning Studies

Posted November 30, 2020

WG number: C1/C4.46
Name of Convener: Christian Schaefer (Australia)
Title: Optimising power system resilience in future grid design

WG number: C1.45
Name of Convener: Pierluigi Vicini (Italy)
Title: Harmonised metrics and consistent methodology for benefits assessment in Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of electric interconnection projects

WG number: C1.47
Name of Convener: Ning Zhang (China)
Title: Energy Sectors Integration and impact on power grids

WG number: C1.48
Name of Convener: Alexandre Oudalov (CH)
Title: Role of green hydrogen in energy transition: Opportunities and challenges from technical and economic perspectives

WG number: B1.76
Name of Convener: Christian Freitag (Germany)
Title: Enhancing Quality Assurance/Quality Control Procedures for HV and EHV Cable Systems

Posted November 19, 2020

WG number: B1.80
Name of Convener: Cherukupalli Sudhakar (CA)
Title: Guidelines for Site Acceptance Tests of DTS and DAS Systems used for Cable Systems Monitoring

WG number: B2.83
Name of Convener: Oswaldo Regis (Brazil)
Title: Mitigation of induced noises by corona activity in overhead AC and DC lines

Posted November 3, 2020

WG number: C5.33
Name of Convener: David Bowker (AUSTRALIA)
Title: Trading Electricity with Blockchain Systems

WG number: B5.74
Name of Convener: Pablo H. Flores (BR)
Title: Busbar Protection Considerations When Using IEC 61850 Process

Posted October 26, 2020

WG number: A1.71
Name of Convener: Thomas Hildinger (DE)
Title: Survey on damper-winding concepts and its operational experience on hydro generators and motor-generators

WG number: A1.72
Name of Convener: Yoon Duk Seol (CANADA)
Title: Survey on Generator and Motor multi-turn coils with dedicated turn insulation versus coils without dedicated turn insulation

Posted October 21, 2020

WG number: B4.82
Name of Convener: Lukasz Nazimek (PL)
Title: Overhead Line Foundations for Difficult Soil and Geological Conditions

Posted October 20, 2020

WG number: B4.92
Name of Convener: John Wright-Smith (Australia)
Title: STATCOMs at Distribution Voltages

Posted October 13, 2020

WG number: B4.91
Name of Convener: Prof. Marco Liserre (Germany)
Title: Power electronics-based transformer technology, design, grid integration and services provision to the distribution grid.

WG number: C6.41
Name of Convener: Pablo Arboleya (Spain)
Title: Technologies for Electrical Railway Distribution Supply Systems

WG number: C6.42
Name of Convener: Geza Joos (Canada)
Title: Electric Transportation Energy Supply Systems

Posted October 7, 2020

WG number: B4.90
Name of Convener: Les Brand (Australia)
Title: Operation and Maintenance of HVDC and FACTS Facilities