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 May 4, 2022

WG number: JWG B4/C4.93
Name of Convener: Dechao Kong
Title: Development of Grid Forming Converters for Secure and Reliable Operation of Future Electricity Systems

Posted April 15, 2022

WG number: JWG C4/B4.72
Name of Convener: Qingmin Li
Title: Lightning and Switching Induced Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Issues in DC Power Systems and New Emerging Power Electronics-based DC Equipment

Posted April 11, 2022

WG number: B3/D2.62
Name of Convener: Nicolaie Fantana
Title: Life-long Supervision and Management of Substations by use of Sensors, Mobile Devices, Information and Communication Technologies

Posted April 6, 2022

WG number: C5.34
Name of Convener: Jessica Harrison
Title: Summary of Current Uses of Electric Vehicle Charge/Discharge Flexibility in Wholesale Energy Markets and Reliable Grid Operations

Posted March 25, 2022

WG number: B3/D1.63
Name of Convener: Roland Kurte
Title: Guideline for assessing the toxicity of used SF6 gas onsite and in the lab of T&D equipment above 1 kV in substations

WG number: B3.64
Name of Convener: Atsushi Eto
Title: Guidelines on Optimising Seismic Design of Substations for Power Resiliency

Posted March 23, 2022

JWG number: A2/D1.66
Name of Convener: Daniel Koch
Title: Breathing systems of liquid filled transformers and reactors

Posted February 17, 2022

JWG number: A2/D2.65
Name of Convener: Patrick PICHER
Title: Transformer Digital Twin – concept and future perspectives

WG number: B5.77
Name of Convener: Emilliano Casale
Title: Requirements for Information Technologies (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) managed of Protection, Automation and Control Systems (PACS)

JWG number: C5/C1.35
Name of Convener: Tongkum Piyateravong
Title: Integration of hydrogen in electricity markets and sector regulation

Posted February 16, 2022

WG number: B2.87
Name of Convener: Dr. Bálint NÉMETH
Title: Live Line and Vicinity Working on Overhead lines: Safe Management Guidelines

Posted January 26, 2022

WG number: C4.71
Name of Convener: Sachin Goyal
Title: Small Signal Stability Analysis in Inverter Based Resource Dominated Power System

Posted January 20, 2022

WG number: D2.56
Name of Convener: Qinglai Guo
Title: Interdependence and Security of Cyber-Physical Power System (CPPS)

Posted December 21, 2021

WG number: JWG B2-C1.86
Name of Convener:  Chair (B2) Viktor Lovrenčić (Slovenia), Co-chair (C1) Yury Tsimberg (Canada)
Title: Approach for Asset Management of Overhead Transmission Lines

Posted December 16, 2021

WG number: C2.42
Name of Convener: Antoine Marot
Title: The impact of the growing use of machine learning/Artificial Intelligence in the operation and control of Power Networks from an Operational perspective

Posted December 11, 2021

WG number: A3.47
Name of Convener: Ankur Maheshwari
Title: Lifetime Management of Medium Voltage Indoor Switchgear

Posted October 19, 2021

WG number: B1.82
Name of Convener: Paul Knapp
Title: MVDC Cable System Requirements

WG number: B1.87
Name of Convener: James Pilgrim
Title: Finite Element Analysis for Cable Rating Calculations

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