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 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