Young Members (NGN)

Recent Updates


The Next Generation Network seeks to facilitate a successful transition into the Power systems industry by providing technical resources and networking opportunities.

The CIGRE U.S. Next Generation Network (NGN) was established for Early career professionals (less than 10 years experience) and Students in the Power industry. We strongly encourage students to become CIGRE members, as membership is FREE for students. Once you have become a CIGRE member, you will have free access to the working group and study committee technical brochures located at

Next Generation Network CIGRE Next Generation Network Social Event

Join this CIGRE NGN social networking event to meet with young professionals and students in the power industry from all over the world.

To conclude the CIGRE Next Generation Network activities for the Centennial Session we would like to invite you to join this social networking event from 6:00 am – 8:00 am  (EDT) on Wednesday 13th October.  Network with other young professionals and students in the power industry from around the world and gain a better understanding of what initiatives and activities different NGN groups have been involved in.  The event will be hosted through the platform Work Adventure – details on how to join will be provided to registered participants before the event.

Attendance is limited and will be prioritized for NGN members. Subject to ticket availability we also welcome our senior CIGRE members to join and observe the event.

10th Annual NGN Paper Competition

The NGN is excited to announce its annual paper competition for 2024! After a few elimination rounds, five participants will have the opportunity to present their papers at the 2024 Grid of the Future conference, where one winner will be awarded the grand prize!

For questions, please contact the NGN Professional Development Chair at

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Mentoring Program

The NGN mentoring program was established to provide an opportunity for young engineers to grow professionally, network, and expand their knowledge of ongoing research in power systems. CIGRE accomplishes this research via working groups, made up of industry experts in each topic. Mentorship can help introduce young engineers to subject areas that they may have limited or no knowledge in, leading to future participation in associated working groups. Presently, NGN members are participating in nine different working groups. We encourage all individuals to look at the various working groups and apply to join those that fit their interests.

To get started:

1) Find the Study Committees/Working Groups you are interested in.

2) Go to the structure section of the Study Committee website (C6 for example). You will see the list of working groups as well as the duration of the working group. It is important to make sure the working group is still being convened.


3) There is an additional list of new groups here that may not have been updated on the Study Committee website yet.

Contact John D. McDonald ( for more information.