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.

Posted June 27, 2017

WG number: A1.60

Name of Convener: Mark Bruintjies (ZA)

Title: Guide on economic evaluation for refurbishment or replacement decisions on hydro generators

Posted June 20, 2017

WG number: A1.61

Name of Convener: Andre Tomaz de Carvalho (Brazil)

Title: Survey of Partial Discharge Monitoring in Large Motors

WG number: B3.49

Name of Convener: Milan Radosavljevic (Sweden)

Title: Review Of substation busbar component reliability

WG number: C3.17

Name of Convener: Katherine Palmquist (united States)

Title: Interactions between Wildlife and Emerging Renewable Energy Sources and Associated Insulated Cables

Posted April 25, 2017

WG number: B2.67

Name of Convener: Ahsan Siddique (Australia)

Title: Assessment and Testing of Wood and Alternative Material Type Poles

WG number: C1.38

Name of Convener: Graeme Ancell (Australia)

Title: Valuation as a comprehensive approach to asset management in view of emerging developments

Posted March 21, 2017

WG number: C1.39

Name of Convener: Chongqing Kang (China)

Title: Optimal Power system Planning Under Growing Uncertainty

WG number: C1.40

Name of Convener: Christopher Reali (Canada)

Title: Planning Coordination Between System Operators, Transmitters and Distributors: Frameworks, Methods, and Allocation of Costs and Benefits

WG number: D2.44

Name of Convener: Paddy Mulvey (Ireland)

Title: Usage of Public or Private Wireless Communication Infrastructures for Monitoring and Maintenance of Grid Assets and Facilities

Posted February 13, 2017

WG number: A1.59

Name of Convener: Charles Millet (Canada)

Title: Survey on Industry Practices and Effects associated with the Cutting out of Stator Coils in Hydrogenerators

WG number: B1.60

Name of Convener: Bart Mampaey (Belgium)

Title: Maintenance of HV Cable Systems

JWG number: C2/B4.38

Name of Convener: Jan van Putten (Netherlands)

Title: Capabilities and requirements definition for Power Electronics based technology for secure and efficient system operation and control

WG number: D1.69

Name of Convener: Richard Taylor

Title: Guidelines for test techniques of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) systems

Posted February 8, 2017

WG number: A2.58

Name of Convener: Ross Willoughby (Australia)

Title: Installation and Pre-Commissioning of Transformers and Shunt Reactors

WG number: A2.59

Name of Convener: Yukiyasu Shirasaka (Japan)

Title: On-site Assembly, On-Site Rebuild, and On-Site High Voltage Testing of Power Transformers

WG number: A3.39

Name of Convener: Robert le Roux (Ireland)

Title: Application and field experience with Metal Oxide Surge Arresters

WG number: C4.45

Name of Convener: Dr. Shijun Xie (CN)

Title: Measuring techniques and characteristics of fast and very fast transient overvoltages in substations and converter stations

WG number: C1/C4.36

Name of Convener: Valdson Simoes (BR)

Title: Review of Large City & Metropolitan Area power system development trends taking into account new generation, grid and information technologies

Posted January 18, 2017

JWG number: B5/C4.61

Name of Convener: Ray Zhang (UK)

Title: Impact of Low Inertia Network on Protection and Control

WG number: B5.60

Name of Convener: Alexander Voloshin (RU)

Title: Protection, Automation and Control Architectures with Functionality Independent of Hardware

WG number: B5.64

Name of Convener: Iony Patriota de Siqueira (BR)

Title: Methods for Specification of Functional Requirements of Protection, Automation, and Control

WG number: B5.63

Name of Convener: Massimo Petrini (IT)

Title: Protection, Automation and Control System Asset Management

WG number: B5.62

Name of Convener: Mladen Kezunovic (US)

Title: Life Cycle Testing of Synchrophasor Based Systems used for Protection, Monitoring, and Control

WG number: C5.25

Name of Convener: David Game (FRANCE)

Title: Regulation & Market design perspectives raised by new storage technologies

WG number: D1.68

Name of Convener: Massimo Pompili (ITALY)

Title: Natural and Synthetic esters- Evaluation of the performance under fire and the impact on environment