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 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 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

Posted September 11, 2020

WG number: A1.73
Name of Convener: Franz Ramsauer (AT)
Title: Customer Requirements for Qualifications of Form Wound Stator Insulation Systems for Hydro Generators

Posted August 31, 2020

WG number: C3.23
Name of Convener: Busato Guillaume (FRANCE)
Title: Eco-design methods for TSOs/DSOs under environmental transition

Posted July 9, 2020

JWG number: B4_89
Name of Convener: Nadine Chapalain (France)
Title: Condition Health Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance of HVDC Converter Stations

WG number:  C2_18
Name of Convener: Walter Sattinger (Switzerland)
Title: Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control Systems – Decision Support for System Operators

JWG number: B3/A3.59
Name of Convener: Günter Kachelriess  (Germany)
Title: Guidelines for SF6 end-of-life treatment of T&D equipment (>1kV) in Substations

Posted May 28, 2020

WG number: A1_69
Name of Convener: J.Johnny Rocha E. (Brazil)
Title: Hydro-Generator Excitation Current Anomalies

WG number: A1_70
Name of Convener: Monique Krieg-Wezenlenburg (NL)
Title: Dielectric Dissipation Factor Measurements on Stator Windings

WG number: B5_73
Name of Convener: Bruno André (FR)
Title: Experiences and Trends related to Protection Automation and Control Systems Functional Integration

WG number: B2_81
Name of Convener: Árni Björn Jónasson (ICELAND)
Title: Increasing the Strength Capacity of Existing Overhead Transmission

Posted May 15, 2020

WG number: B2.77
Name of Convener: Asif Bhangor (Australia)
Title: Risk Management of OHL networks –  a Model for identification, evaluation, and mitigation of operational risks

Posted April 28, 2020

WG number: B4.87
Name of Convener: Carl BARKER (UK)
Title: Voltage Source Converter (VSC) HVDC responses to disturbances and faults in AC systems which have low synchronous generation

Posted April 15, 2020

WG number: B2.80
Name of Convener: LEHRETZ, Fabian (Germany)
Title: Numerical Simulation of electrical fields on AC and DC Overhead
Line Insulator Strings

WG number: D2.53
Name of Convener: Zhengyun Sun
Title: Technology and Applications of Internet of Things in Power

WG number: D2.52
Name of Convener: Kunlun Gao
Title: Artificial Intelligence Application and Technology in Power

WG number: B2.79
Name of Convener: George Watt (CANADA)
Title: Enhancing Overhead Line Rating Prediction by Improving Weather
Parameters Measurements

JWG number: D1/A2.77
Name of Convener: Fabio Scatiggio (IT)
Title: Liquid Tests for Electrical Equipment

WG number: B2.78
Name of Convener: Rob Stephen (ZA)
Title: Use of High Temperature Conductors in New Overhead Line Design

Posted February 18, 2020

WG number: B5.72
Name of Convener: Sean McGuinness (IE)
Title: Modelling, Assessment, and Mitigation of Protection Performance Issues caused by power plants during Dynamic Grid Events

Posted February 10, 2020

JWG number: B4/A3.86
Name of Convener: Zhiyuan He (China)
Title: Fault Current Limiting Technologies for DC Grids

Posted January 31, 2020

JWG number: B1.75
Name of Convener: Joe Tusek (AU)
Title: Strategies and tools for corrosion prevention for cable systems

Posted January 21, 2020

WG number: B5.71
Name of Convener: Cedric Moors (BE)
Title: Protection, Automation and Control Systems Communication Requirements for Inter-Substation and Wide-Area Applications

Posted January 13, 2020

WG number: B3.58
Name of Convener: John Nixon (United Kingdom)
Title: Knowledge Transfer of Substation Engineering and Experiences

Posted January 6, 2020

WG number: B1.73
Name of Convener: Alexandra Burgos (ES)
Title: Recommendations for the use and testing of Fibre Optic Cables used in Land Cable Systems

JWG number: C3.22
Name of Convener: Mortier Johan (Belgium)
Title: Vegetation management in substations

Posted December 16, 2019

WG number: B4.85
Name of Convener: Staffan Norrga (Sweden)
Title: Interoperability in HVDC systems based on partially open-source software

Posted December 12, 2019

WG number: B4.84
Name of Convener: Hani SAAD (FRANCE)
Title: Feasibility study and application of electric energy storage systems embedded in HVDC systems

Posted December 4, 2019

WG number: D2.50
Name of Convener: Dennis Holstein (US)
Title:  Electric power utlities’ cybersecurity for contingency operations

JWG number: B1/B3/D1.79
Name of Convener: Cornelis Plet (NL)
Title: Recommendations for dielectric testing of HVDC gas insulated system cable sealing ends

Posted December 2, 2019

JWG number: B4.83
Name of Convener: Babak Badrzadeh (Australia)
Title: Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) controllers’ commissioning, compliance testing and model validation tests

Posted November 19, 2019

WG number: D2.51
Name of Convener: Vladimir Karantaev (RU)
Title:  Implementation of Security Operations Centers (SOC) in Electric Power Industry as Part of Situational Awareness System

JWG number: B1-B3.74
Name of Convener: Jianbin Fan (China)
Title:   Recommendations for a performance guideline of Polymer Insulated Bushbars

Posted November 18, 2019

JWG number: B1/B3/D1.79
Name of Convener: Cornelis Plet (NL)
Title: Recommendations for dielectric testing of HVDC gas insulated system cable sealing ends

Posted November 14, 2019

WG number: WG number: A3.45
Name of Convener:  Dr. Erik Sperling (Switzerland)
Title: Methods for identification of frequency response characteristic of voltage measurement systems

JWG number: B1/D1.75
Name of Convener: Anders Gustafsson (SE)
Title: Interaction between cable and necessary materials in HVAC and HVDC applications.

Posted October 31, 2019

WG number: WG N° A3.46
Name of Convener: Pavel Novak, Germany
Title: Generator Circuit-Breakers: review of application requirements, practices, in-service experience and future trends

Posted October 23, 2019

WG number: WG C4-59
Name of Convener: Chong Tong (CN)
Title: Real-time Lightning Protection of the Electricity Supply Systems of the Future

Posted October 15, 2019

WG number: B1.73
Name of Convener:  Alexandra Burgos (Spain)
Title: Recommendations for the use and testing of Fibre Optic Cables used in Land Cable Systems

JWG number: B1/B3.74
Name of Convener:  Pierre Mirebeau (France)
Title: Recommendations for a performance standard of insulated busbars

JWG number: B1/D1.75
Name of Convener:  Anders Gustafsson (Sweden)
Title: Interaction between cable and accessory materials in HVAC and HVDC applications

JWG number: B1/B3/D1.xx
Name of Convener: TBD
Title: Recommendations for dielectric testing of HVDC gas insulated system cable sealing ends

JWG number: A3/A2/A1/B1.44
Name of Convener: Dr. Bartosz Rusek (Germany)
Title: Limitations in Operations of High Voltage Equipment Resulting of Frequent Temporary Overvoltages

JWG number: D1/B1.75
Name of Convener:  Joe Tusek (Australia)
Title: Strategies and tools for corrosion prevention for cable systems

TF number: B1.76
Name of Convener: TBD
Title: Increasing the role of quality assurance and quality control to reduce the cable failure possibility

TF number: B1.78
Name of Convener:  TBD
Title: Status detection, condition monitoring and rejuvenation for power cables


Posted September 27, 2019

WG number: C3.23
Name of Convener: Busato Guillaume (FRANCE)
Title: Eco-design methods for TSOs/DSOs under environmental transition

Posted September 6, 2019

WG number: A3/A2/A1/B1.44
Name of Convener: Dr. Bartosz Rusek (Germany)
Title: Limitations in Operation of High Voltage Equipment Resulting of Frequent Temporary Overvoltage’s

Posted August 30, 2019

WG number: B2/C4.76
Name of Convener: William A. Chisholm (CA)
Title: Lightning & Grounding Considerations for Overhead Line Rebuilding and Refurbishing Projects, AC and DC

WG number: C1.44 
Name of Convener: Gerald Sanchis (France)
Title: Global interconnected and sustainable electricity system: Effects of storage, demand response and trading rules

WG number: A3/A2/A1/B1.44
Name of Convener: Dr. Bartosz Rusek (Germany)
Title: Limitations in Operation of High Voltage Equipment Resulting of Frequent Temporary Overvoltage’s

Posted July 17, 2019

WG number: A1.67
Name of Convener:  Helio de Paiva Amorim Junior (Brazil)
Title: State of the Art in methods, experience and limits in end winding corona testing for Hydro Generators

JWG number: A1.68
Name of Convener:  Kondra Nagesh (India)
Title:  Evaluating Quality Performance of Electric Motor Manufacturing and Repair Facilities

Posted July 2, 2019

WG number: C5.32
Name of Convenor: Anthony Giacomoni (US)
Title: Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Posted June 24, 2019

WG number: D2.49
Name of Convenor: Siamak Hossein Khalaj (IR)
Title: Augmented reality / Virtual reality to support Operation and Maintenance In Electric Power Utilities

Posted June 14, 2019

WG number: C4/C2.58/IEEE
Name of Convenor: Udaya Annakkage (Canada)
Title: Evaluation of Voltage Stability Assessment Methodologies in
Transmission Systems

WG number: C4.57
Name of Convenor: Koji Michishita (JAPAN)
Title: Guidelines for the Estimation of Overhead Distribution Line
Lightning Performance and its Application to Lightning Protection Design

WG number: C6.40
Name of Convenor: Joao Peças Lopes (Portugal)
Title: Electric Vehicles as Distributed Energy Resource (DER) systems

WG number: C6.36
Name of Convenor: Jason Taylor
Title: Distributed Energy Resource Models for Impact Assessment

Posted April 23, 2019

WG number: C1.43
Name of Convenor: Yury Tsimberg (Canada)
Title:Requirements for Asset Analytics data platforms and tools in electric power systems

Posted April 19, 2019

WG number: C4.56
Name of Convenor: Babak Badrzadeh (Australia)
Title: Electromagnetic transient simulation models for large-scale system impact studies in power systems having a high penetration of inverter connected generation

Posted April 11, 2019

WG number: B2/D2.72
Name of Convenor: Ying CHEN (CN)
Title: Condition Monitoring and Remote Sensing of Overhead Lines

WG number: C5.31
Name of Convenor: Angela Chuang (USA)
Title: Wholesale and Retail Electricity Cost Impact of Flexible Demand

Posted March 21, 2019

WG number: C2.26
Name of Convenor: Babak Badrzadeh (Australia)
Title: Power system restoration accounting for a rapidly changing power system and generation mix

WG number: C3.21
Name of Convenor: Susana Batel (Portugal)
Title: Including stakeholders in the decision-making processes for grid development

Posted March 18, 2019

WG number: B1.70
Name of Convenor: Roman Svoma (UK)
Title: Recommendations for the use and the testing of optical fibres in submarine cable systems

WG number: B2.75
Name of Convenor: Bruce McLaren (SOUTH AFRICA)
Title: Application guide for insulated and un-insulated conductors used on medium and low voltage overhead lines

Posted March 12, 2019

WG number: B2.74
Name of Convener: Nishal MAHATHO (SOUTH AFRICA)
Title: Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for assistance with inspection of
overhead power lines

Posted March 4, 2019

JWG number: B4.82/IEEE
Name of Convener:  Garth Irwin (Canada)
Title: Guidelines for Use of Real-Code in EMT Models for HVDC, FACTS and Inverter based generators in Power Systems Analysis

Posted February 11, 2019

WG number: B4. 81
Name of Convener:  Kamran Sharifabadi (Norway)
Title: Interaction between nearby VSC-HVDC converters, FACTs devices, HV power electronic devices and conventional AC equipment

Posted February 5, 2019

WG number: B2.73
Name of Convener:  Peter Dulhunty (AU)
Title: Guide for Prevention of Vegetation Fires Caused by Overhead Line Systems

WG number: D1.74
Name of Convener:  Andrea Cavallini (IT)
Title:  PD measurement on insulation systems stressed from HV power electronics

JWG number: A1/C4.66
Name of Convener:  Dhananjay K. Chaturvedi (India)
Title:  Guide on the Assessment, Specification and Design of Synchronous Condensers for Power Systems with Predominance of Low or Zero Inertia Generators

Posted January 23, 2019

JWG number: B1/C4.69
Name of Convener:  Thinus du Plessis (South Africa)
Title: Recommendations for the insulation coordination on AC cable systems

Posted January 22, 2019

WG number: C4.55
Name of Convener:  Akihiro AMETANI (Japan)
Title: EMC related very-fast transients in gas-insulated substations- EMC interferences, measured characteristics, modeling and simulations

Posted January 8, 2019

WG number: B2.71
Name of Convener:  Jean-Philippe Paradis (CA)
Title: Recommendations for Interphase Spacers of Overhead Lines

JWG number: B3.57
Name of Convener:  Mr. Toshiyuki Saida (JAPAN)
Title:  Impact on Engineering and Lifetime Management of Outdoor HV GIS

WG number: B1.67
Name of Convener:  Volker Werle (Germany)
Title: Loading Patterns on Windfarm Array and Export Cables

Posted December 21, 2018

WG number: B5.69
Name of Convener:  Alex Apostolov (US)
Title: Experience gained and Recommendations for Implementation of Process Bus in Protection, Automation and Control Systems (PACS)

JWG number: C1.C6.42
Name of Convener:  Charlotte Higgins (GB)
Title:  Planning tools and methods for systems facing high levels of distributed energy resources

WG number: B5.70
Name of Convener:  Alexander Voloshin (RU)
Title: Reliability of Protection Automation and Control System (PACS) of power systems – Evaluation Methods and Comparison of Architectures

WG number: B1.71
Name of Convener:  Julio Lopes (Brazil)
Title: Guidelines for Safety Risk Management in Cable Systems

Posted December 13, 2018

WG number: C5.30
Name of Convener:  David Bowker (Australia)
Title: The Role of Block Chain Technologies in Power Markets

JWG number: C4/A3.53
Name of Convener:  Jinliang He (China)
Title: Application Effects of Low-Residual-Voltage Surge Arresters in Suppressing Overvoltages in UHV AC Systems

JWG number: C5/C6.29
Name of Convener:  Alain Taccoen (France)
Title: New Electricity Markets, Local Energy Communities

Posted December 11, 2018

WG number: A2.63
Name of Convener:  Ebrahim Rahimpour (Germany)
Title: Transformer Impulse Testing

Posted November 30, 2018

WG number: C1.41
Name of Convener:  Phil Southwell (Australia)
Title: Closing the gap in understanding between stakeholders and electrical energy specialists

Posted November 26, 2018

JWG number: B1/C4.69
Name of Convener:  Thinus du Plessis (South Africa)
Title: Recommendations for the insulation coordination on AC cable systems

JWG number: B4/A3.80
Name of Convener:  Dr. Junzheng Cao (China)
Title: HVDC Circuit Breakers – Technical Requirements, Stresses and Testing Methods to investigate the interaction with the system

JWG number: C4/B4.52
Name of Convener: Chandana Karawita (Canada)
Title: Guidelines for Sub-synchronous Oscillation Studies in Power Electronics Dominated Power Systems

JWG number: A3.43/CIRED
Name of Convener: Nicola Gariboldi (Switzerland)
Title: Tools for lifecycle management of T&D switchgear based on data from condition monitoring systems

WG number: C4.54
Name of Convener: William Radasky (USA)
Title: Protection of high voltage power network control electronics from the high-altitude Electromagnetic pulse (HEMP)

Posted November 15, 2018

WG number: A2.60
Name of Convener:  Tim Gradnik (Slovenia)
Title: Dynamic Thermal Behaviour of Power Transformers

WG number: A2.61
Name of Convener:  Axel Kraemer (Germany)
Title: On-load tap-changer best practices

WG number: A2.62
Name of Convener: Stefan Tenbohlen (Germany)
Title: Analysis of AC Transformer Reliability

WG number: B5.68
Name of Convener: Camille Bloch (FR)
Title: Optimisation of the IEC 61850 Protection, Automation and Control Systems (PACS) engineering process and tools

Posted November 9, 2018

WG number: C1.41
Name of Convener:  Phil Southwell (Australia)
Title: Closing the gap in understanding between stakeholders and electrical energy specialists

Posted October 19, 2018

WG number: C5.28
Name of Convener:  Adam Keech (US)
Title: Energy Price Formation in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Posted September 28, 2018

WG number: C4.51
Name of Convener:  Davor Vujatovic (United Kingdom)
Title: Connection of Railway Traction Systems to Power Networks

Posted September 7, 2018

WG number: A1.64
Name of Convener:  Erli Ferreira Figueiredo (BR)
Title: Guide for Evaluating the Repair–Replacement of Standard Efficiency Motors

WG number: B3.52
Name of Convener: Jinzhong Li (China)
Title: Neutral Grounding Method Selection and Fault Handling for Substations in the Distribution Grid

WG number: B3.54
Name of Convener: Stephen Palmer (AU)
Title: Earthing System Testing Methods – historic approaches, recent developments and recommended approaches

WG number: B3.55
Name of Convener: Suriya Prungkhwunmuang (Thailand)
Title: Design guidelines for substations connecting battery energy storage solutions (BESS)

WG number: B3.56
Name of Convener: Philip Konig (South Africa)
Title: Application of 3D Technologies in Substation Engineering Works

WG number: C3.20
Name of Convener: Christian Capello (CH)
Title:  Sustainable Development Goals in the Electric Power Sector

JWG number D2/C2.48
Name of Convener: Gareth Taylor (UK)
Title: Enhanced Information and Data Exchange to Enable Future Transmission and Distribution Interoperability

Posted August 2, 2018

WG number: B3.53
Name of Convener:  Shinki Noguchi (JP)
Title: Guidelines for Fire Risk Management in Substations

JWG number: C6/C1.33
Name of Convener: Birgitte Bak-Jensen (Denmark)
Title: Multi-energy system interactions in distribution grids

JWG number: C6/C2.34
Name of Convener: Pierluigi Mancarella (Australia)
Title: Flexibility provision from distributed energy resources

WG number: A1.65
Name of Convener: Louis Jestin (France)
Title: Guide to optimal management of coal generation in presence of significant inverter based resources

WG number: B4.79
Name of Convener: Hong Rao (China)
Title:  Hybrid LCC/VSC HVDC Systems

Posted July 19, 2018

WG number: C6.35
Name of Convener:  Alexandre Oudalov (Switzerland)
Title: Distributed energy resources aggregation platforms for the provision of flexibility services

WG number: C6/B4.37
Name of Convener: Prof. James Yu (UK)
Title: Medium Voltage DC distribution systems

WG number: C6.38
Name of Convener: Kurt Dedekind (South Africa)
Title: Rural electrification

WG number: C6.39
Name of Convener: Jan von Appen (Germany)
Title: Distribution customer empowerment

JWG number: C2/C4.41
Name of Convener: Mpeli Rampokanyo (South Africa)
Title:  Impact of high penetration of inverter-based generation on system inertia of networks

Posted June 19, 2018

JWG number: D2/C6.47
Name of Convener:  Alexey Nebera (RU)
Title: Advanced Consumer-Side Energy-Resource Management Systems

WG number: C2.40
Name of Convener: Michael Power (Ireland)
Title: TSO-DSO Co-Operation – Control Centre Tools Requirements

WG number: C2.25
Name of Convener: Jens Jacobs (Germany)
Title: Operating Strategies and Preparedness for System Operational Resilience

Posted May 1, 2018

WG number: A1.63
Name of Convener:  Juergen R. Weidner (GERMANY)
Title: Turbo Generator Stator Winding Bushings and Lead Connections – Field Experience, Failures and Design Improvements

WG number: C3.09
Name of Convener: Ales Kergar (SI)
Title: Sustainable Corridor Management

WG number: A1.62
Name of Convener: Fritz Neumayer (AT)
Title: Thrust Bearings for Hydropower – A Survey of Known Problems and Root Causes

WG number: D1.72
Name of Convener: J.Lambrecht (DE)
Title: Test of Material Resistance Against Surface Arcing Under DC

WG number: B5/D2.67
Name of Convener: Yubo Yuan (CN)
Title: Time in Communication Networks, Protection and Control Applications – Time Sources and Distribution Methods

WG number: B5.65
Name of Convener: Dr. Farfilho (Brazil)
Title: Enhancing Protection System Performance by Optimising the Response of Inverter-Based Sources.

Posted April 16, 2018

WG number: B3.51
Name of Convener:  Dr. Mark Kuschell (Germany)
Title: Service continuity guide for the maintenance, repair and extension of HV GIS