CIGRÉ Study Committees (SCs)

CIGRÉ Study Committees (SCs)

There are 16no. Study Committees within CIGRÉ which come under four broad categories; Equipment (A), Sub-systems (B), Electricity System and the Energy Market (C) and Information Technology and “New” Technology (D). Study Committee members are nominated by National Committees (NCs).

The following lists the scope of each Study Committee together with the appointed Irish member representative

Study Committee Category: Equipment (A)
Study Committee (SC) No. & Title Study Committee Scope Irish Representative Year appointed as Irish SC Representative
A1
Rotating electrical machines
  • Life management
  • Machine monitoring and diagnosis
  • Renewable generation
  • Large generators
  • High efficient electrical machines
Bernard O’Sullivan  2016
A2
Transformers
  • Design and manufacture
  • Application of material
  • Utilization, e.g. maintenance and operation , condition monitoring, life management, repair and refurbishment, disposal
  • Safety and environmental aspects, e.g. noise, oil spill, fire hazard and explosion
  • Economic/commercial aspects Machine monitoring and diagnosis
  • Quality assurance and testing
Tim Noonan 2016
A3
High voltage equipment
  • Design and development
  • New and improved test techniques
  • Maintenance, refurbishment and lifetime management
  • Reliability assessment and condition monitoring
  • Requirements presented by changing networks
  • Equipment related subject
Robert LeRoux 2014
Study Committee Category: Sub-systems (B)
Study Committee (SC) No. & Title Study Committee Scope Irish Representative Year appointed as Irish SC Representative
B1
Insulated Cables
  • Power cables in all phases of life
  • Submarine, underground, ducts, tunnels
  • HVDC and HVAC cable systems
Patrick O’Rourke 2016
B2
Overhead lines
  • Increase acceptability of overhead lines
  • Increase capacities of existing overhead lines
  • Increase reliability and availability of overhead lines
Tim Condon 2014
B3
Substations
  • New substation concepts
  • Substation management issues
  • Life cycle management and maintenance
  • Impact of new communication standards and smart grids on existing and new substations
Colm Twomey 2014
B4
HVDC and Power electronics
  • Responsible for HVDC systems and power electronics for AC systems
  • Its members are International experts from manufacturers, operators, user engineers, consultants and academics
  • Provides unbiased and balanced documents concerning economical, technical and environmental matters associated with its area of responsibility
  • The target audience includes engineers in the electrical supply industry, standardisation bodies, investors and regulators
Vacant
B5
Protection and Automation
  • Improved concepts of substation automation systems
  • Technical recommendations for IEC 61850
  • Application of numerical protections and substation automation systems
  • Methods to improve the performance of protection systems
  • Protection implications of new generation technologies
Sean McGuinness 2016
Study Committee Category: Electricity System and the Energy Market ( C )
Study Committee (SC) No. & Title Study Committee Scope Irish Representative Year appointed as Irish SC Representative
C1
System development & economics
  • Planning for rapid development, uncertain generation and desired reliability (newly and rapidly developing countries, system performance, contingency planning, mass penetration of renewables, a greenfield approach)
  • Investment drivers, decision processes and tools (investment drivers, planning criteria, grid codes and the role of new technology, new investment decision processes, new tools and methods for increasing uncertainty)
  • Asset management practices including risk assessment now and in the future (risk management, broad trends and practices, new solutions for changing power system designs)
Mario Duarte
2016
C2
System operation and control
  • Control and switching for reliability: voltage, frequency and capacity limits
  • Reserves and emergency strategies
  • Management of fault and restoration situations
  • Short term planning and coordination of system capacity needs
  • Requirements and use of power system analysis and security assessment functionalities
  • Requirements, methods, tools for training of operators
  • Impact on system operation from institutional structures: regulators, trading and contracted ancillary services
Yvonne Coughlan 2010
C3
System environmental performance
  • Environmental impacts of power system development and operation
  • Global environmental changes and Power systems
  • Public acceptance of power system infrastructures
  • Stakeholders engagement and communication
  • Power system efficiency and environment
No representative
C4
System technical performance
  • Power quality
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electromagnetic Interference (EMC/EMI)
  • Insulation co-ordination
  • Lightning
  • Power systems performance models and numerical analysis
Marta Val Escudero 2014
C5
Electrical markets and regulation
  • Consequences of regulatory changes for the electric power sector
  • Regulatory incentives for investment
  • System implications of new generation technologies
  • Markets design’s impact on transmission system operation
  • Market design for integration of intermittent generation
Marie Therese Campbell 2014
C6
Distribution systems and dispersed generation
  • Dispersed energy resources connection and integration
  • Dispersed energy resources concepts in distribution systems operation and planning (Micro-grids and Active distribution networks)
  • Demand management and active customer integration
  • Rural electrification
Ivan Codd 2016
Study Committee Category: Information Technology and “New” Technology ( D )
Study Committee (SC) No. & Title Study Committee Scope Irish Representative Year appointed as Irish SC Representative
D1
Materials and emerging test techniques
  • Electrical insulating materials
  • Electrical conducting materials
  • High voltage and current test and measuring techniques
  • Diagnostic tools
No representative
D2
Information Systems and Telecommunication
  • ICT applied to the networks of the future
  • Telecommunication networks in Electric Power utilities (architectures, media, protocols…)
  • New ICT architectures to control the bulk power systems (smart meter, smart grid, intelligent grid, control centres EMS, MMS etc…)
  • ICT governance within utilities – in-house versus outsourced
  • Information security within the Electric Power Utilities
Karen McGeough  2016