CIGRÉ Working Groups (WGs)

CIGRÉ Working Groups (WGs)

Working Groups undertake research on behalf of Study Committees. WGs have a work to a pre-defined scope and time period. Working Group members are nominated by National Committees (NCs).  CIGRÉ Study Committees regularly form new Working Groups and the latest list of newly formed Working Groups can be found here.

The list below outlines members of CIGRÉ Ireland who are currently participating on CIGRÉ Working Groups.

Study Committee Category: Equipment ( A )

Study Committee A1: Rotating electrical machines
C Representative   Bernard O’Sullivan
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG A1.29 Guide on new generator-grid interaction requirements WG A1.29 TOR M.Ryan 2010
WG A1.34 Testing Voltage of doubly-fed asynchronous generator-motor rotor windings for pumped storage system WG A1.34 TOR J.Doyle 2011
WG A1.35 Hydroelectric Generators behaviour under abnormal operation conditions WG A1.35 TOR B.O’Sullivan 2011
WG A1.37 Turbogenerator Stator Winding Support System Experience WG A1.37 TOR B.O’Sullivan 2012
WG A1.38 Guide for Generator On-Line Over and Under Excitation Operation issues WG A1.38 TOR M.Stronge 2012
WG A1.45 Guide for Determining the Health Index of Large Electric Motors WG A1.45 TOR P. Kelly 2013
JWG A1-C4.52 Wind generators and frequency-active power control of power systems JWG A1-C4.52 TOR Dr. D.Cashman
Dr. D.Flynn
2015
WG A1.54 Impact of Flexible Operation on Large Motors WG A1.45 TOR J. Doyle (Convenor) 2015
Study Committee A2: Transformers
C Representative   Tim Noonan
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG A2.55 Life Extension of oil filled Transformers and Shunt Reactors S.Flood 2016
WG A2.44 Transformer Intelligent Condition Monitoring WG A2.44 TOR T.Noonan 2011
WG A2.45 Transformer failure investigation and post-mortem analysis WG A2.45 TOR L.McCartney 2011
WG A2.56 Power Transformer Efficiency A.Walsh 2016
WG A2.49 Condition assessment of power transformers WG A2.49 TOR J.Carpenter 2013
JWG A2/D1.46

 

A2 Advisory Group

Field experience with transformer solid insulating ageing markers

 

Advisory Group on Utilisation

JWG A2/D1.46 TOR

 

B.Diggin

 

B.Diggin

2011

 

2016

JWG A2/D1.51 Improvement to PD measurements for Factory and Site Acceptance Test JWG A2/D1.51 TOR S.Flood 2014
WG A2.53 Objective interpretation methodology for the mechanical condition assessment of transformer windings using Frequency Response Analysis WAG A2.53 TOR J. Carpenter 2014
Study Committee A3: High voltage equipment
SC Representative   Robert LeRoux
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG A3.29 Deterioration and ageing of HV substation equipment WG A3.29 TOR L.O’Sullivan 2010
JWG A3.32/CIRED Non-intrusive methods for condition assessment of distribution and transmission switchgears JWG A3.32/CIRED TOR C.McCahey 2013
WG A3.33 Experience with equipment for Series/Shunt compensation WG A3.33 TOR R.LeRoux 2013
WG A3.35 Guidelines and best practices for the commissioning of controlled switching projects WG A3.35 TOR E.Cowhey 2013
WG A3.38 Shunt Capacitor Switching in distribution and transmission systems-Verif by tests & perf in service WG A3.35 TOR E.Boyle 2016
JWG A3/B5/C4.37 System conditions for and probability of Out-of-Phase JWG A3/B5/C4.37 TOR S. McGuinness 2015

 

Study Committee Category: Sub-systems ( B )

Study Committee B1: Insulated cables
SC Representative   Patrick O’Rourke
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG B1.55 Recommendations for additional testing for submarine cables from 6 kV (Um=7.2 kV) up to 60 kV (Um=72.5 kV) R.McGuirk 2016
WG B1.41 Long term performance of soil and backfill of cable systems WG B1.41 TOR N.Cowap 2013
WG B1.47 Implementation of long AC HV & EHV cable systems WG B1.47 TOR Dr. P.Moran 2014
WG B1.48 Trenchless Technologies WG B1.48 TOR E.Butler, E. Bergin 2014
TF B1.52 Cable fault location TF B1.52 TOR R.Donaghy, P O’Rourke 2013
B1 CAG Customer Advisory Group (CAG) B1 CAG TOR E Bergin
B1 SAG Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) B1 SAG TOR E Bergin
Study Committee B2: Overhead lines
SC Representative   Tim Condon
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG B2.24 Qualification of HV and UHV OHL supports under static and dynamic loads WG B2.24 TOR P.Ennis 2010
B2 TAG Technical Advisory Group (TAG) J.Doyle 2007
WG B2.40 Electrical distances between live parts & obstacles for overhead lines WG B2.40 TOR J.Doyle 2008
WG B2.43 Guide for thermal rating calculations for overhead lines with high temperatures and real-time weather & load data WG B2.43 TOR S.McGuinness 2010
WG B2.48 Experience with the mechanical performance of new conductor types WG B2.48 TOR T.Kavanagh 2011
WG B2.55 Conductors for the uprating of existing overhead lines WG B2.55 TOR Dr. P.Moran 2012
WG B2.56 Ground potential rise at overhead AC transmission line structures during faults WG B2.56 TOR J.Kelleher 2012
WG B2.57 Survey of operational composite insulator experience and application guide for composite insulators WG B2.57 TOR T.Condon 2014
WG B2.58 Vibration Modeling of High Temperature Low Sag conductors –Self damping characterization WG B2.58 TOR T. Kavanagh 2015
WG B2.61 Transmission Line Structures with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites WG B2.61 TOR C. Hughes (Full) R. Geary (Corresp) 2015
Study Committee B3: Substations
SC Representative   Colm Twomey
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG B3.34 Expected impact of future grid concept on substation management WG B3.34 TOR J.Bednarik 2011
WG B3.35 Substation earthing system design optimisation through the application of quantified risk analysis WG B3.35 TOR B.Hanratty (Full)
K. Atkinson (Corresp.)
2013
WG B3.37 Internal arc effects in medium voltage switchgear (1 kV – 52 kV) – mitigation techniques WG B3.37 TOR M.Fitzgerald 2013
WG B3.38 Management off risk in substations WG B3.38 TOR H.Cunningmah, S.Howard 2013
WG B3.39 Impact of NCIT applications on HV Gas Insulated Switchgear WG B3.39 TOR D.Dorgan 2014
WG B3.42 Reliability analysis and design guidelines for LV AC/DC Auxiliary Systems WG B3.42 TOR CJ Roy 2015
WG B3.43 Contemporary solutions for low cost substations WG B3.43 TOR C. Twomey 2015
B3 CAG Customer Advisory Group (CAG) B3 CAG TOR M. Mackey 2008
B3 CAG Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) B3 BAG TOR M. Mackey 2008
Study Committee B4: HVDC and Power electronics
SC Observer Member   John Egan
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG B4.53 Guidelines for procurement and testing of STATCOMs WG B4.53 TOR S.Murray 2010
WG B4.62 Connection of wind farms to weak AC networks WG B4.62 TOR T.Gallery,L.Breathnach 2013
WG B4.63 Commissioning of VSC HVDC schemes WG B4.63 TOR J.Egan 2013
WG B4.66 Harmonics and filtering for HVDC in staggered installations WG B4.66 TOR N.Cunniffe 2014
WG B4.67 Harmonic aspects of VSC HVDC and appropriate harmonic limits WG B4.67 TOR B.Kelly, S.McGuinness 2014
WG B4.68 DC harmonics and Filters WG B4.68 TOR C.McNamee 2014
Study Committee B5: Protection and Automation
SC Representative   Diarmuid McDonnell
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG B5.58 Faster protection and network automation systems: implications and requirements S.McGuinness (corresponding) 2016
WG B5.42 Experience concerning availability and reliability of DSAS WG B5.42 TOR B.Cafferty 2011
WG B5.57 New challenges for frequency protection D.McDonnell (Convenor), D.Catanase 2016
WG B5.47 Network protection performance audits WG B5.47 TOR D.Glennon 2012
WG B5.48 Protection for developing network with limited fault current capability of generation WG B5.48 TOR R.Tavakoli 2012
WG B5.49 Protection & Automation of shunt capacitors WG B5.49 TOR A.Kelly 2012
WG B5.50 IEC 61850 Based Substation Automation Systems – Users’ expectations and stakeholders interactions WG B5.50 TOR B.Cafferty (Corresp.) 2012
WG B5.51 Requirements and use of remotely accessed information for SAS maintenance and operation WG B5.51 TOR G.Rooney 2012
WG B5.53 Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications WG B5.53 TOR N.Kearns 2014
WG B5.55 Application of Travelling Wave Technology for Protection and Automation WG B5.55 TOR A.Chabrol 2015

 

Study Committee Category: Electricity System and the Energy Market ( C )

Study Committee C1: System development and economics
SC Representative   Mario Duarte
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG C1.15 Review the drivers for transmission investment decisions and the role of technical planning criteria in transmission investment WG C1.15 TOR A.Sleator 2006
JWG C1.29/CIRED Planning criteria for Transmission Network in presence of active distribution systems JWG C1.29/CIRED TOR J.Kelleher 2013
WG C1.30/CIRED Technical risks and solutions from periodic, large surpluses or deficits of available renewable generation in a particular area WG C1.30/CIRED TOR M.Burke 2015
WG C1.32 Establishing best practice approaches for developing credible electricity demand and energy forecasts for network planning WG C1.32 TOR Dr. C.MacOireachtaigh 2014
WG C1.34 ISO Series 55000 Standards: General Process Assessment Steps and Information Requirements for Utilities WG C1.32 TOR I.Ring 2015
WG C1.33 Interface & Allocation Issues in multi-party and/or cross-jurisdiction power infrastructures proje WG C1.32 TOR A.McHugh 2014
Study Committee C2: System operation and control
SC Representative   Yvonne Coughlan
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG C2.16 Challenges in the control centre (EMS) due to distributed Generation and Renewables WG C2.16 TOR E.Garrigan, R.O’Hogartaigh  2011
WG C2.23 System Restoration Procedure and Practices WG C2.23 TOR D.Joyce 2013
WG C2.35 Operations Performance, Training Goals and Operator Performance Measurement WG C2.35 TOR L.Mehigan (Full), S.Berry (Corresp) 2013
JWG C2/C6.36 System Operation Emphasizing DSO/TSO Interaction and Co-Ordination JWG C2/C6.36 M.Power (Convenor)
S.Power
T.Hearne
2015
Study Committee C3: System environmental performance
SC Representative   None
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG C3.16 Interactions between Electrical Infrastructure and Wildlife WG C3.08 TOR P.Kavanagh, M.Flynn 2016
WG C3.15 Best environmental and socio-economic practices for improving public acceptance of high voltage substations WG C3.15 TOR B.Wall 2014
Study Committee C4: System technical performance
SC Representative   Marta Val Escudero
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG C4.25 Issues related to ELF Electromagnetic Field exposure and transient contact currents WG C4.25 TOR A.McNally 2011
WG C4.503 Numerical techniques for the computation of power systems, from steady-state to switching transients. WG C4.503 L.Breathneach 2010
WG C4.23 Guide to Procedures for Estimating the Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines WG C4.23 B.Hanratty 2012
WG C4.28 Extrapolation of measured values of power frequency magnetic fields in the vicinity of power links WG C4.28 TOR R.Arthur 2012
JWG C4.31/CIRED EMC between communication circuits and power systems JWG C4.31/CIRED TOR C.McNamee, K.Atkinson 2012
JWG C4/B4.38 Network modelling for Harmonic Studies JWG C4/B4.38 TOR M.ValEscudero, Dr. J.Ging 2013
JWG C4.40-CIRED Revisions to IEC Technical Reports 61000-3-6, 61000-3-7, 61000-3- 13, and 61000-3-14 JWG C4/B4.38 TOR K.Creighton – Regular Member,M.ValEscudero – Corresponding Member 2013
Study Committee C5: Electricity markets and Regulation
SC Representative   Marie Therese Campbell
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
C5.20 Drivers for Major Changes in Electricity Markets R.McCarthy 2015
C5.21 Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Power Markets Chris Goodman 2015
Study Committee C6: Distribution systems and Dispersed generation
SC Representative   Ivan Codd
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG C6.30 The Impact of Battery Energy Storage Systems on Distribution Networks R.Aherne 2014

Study Committee Category: Information Technology and “New” Technology ( D )

Study Committee D1: Materials and Emerging Test Techniques
SC Representative   No Representative
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG D1.29 Partial discharges in transformers WG D1.29 TOR T.Noonan 2012
WG D1.43 Rotating machine insulation voltage endurance under fast, repetitive voltage transients WG D1.43 TOR J.Doyle 2011
WG D1.44 Testing of naturally polluted insulators WG D1.44 TOR T.Condon 2011
Study Committee D2: Information systems and Telecommunication
SC Representative   Karen McGeough
Working Group No. Working Group Title WG Terms of Reference (TOR) Irish Representative Year appointed to WG
WG B2/D2.39 Design, deployment and maintenance of Optical Cables associated to Overhead HV Transmission Lines B.Bulfin 2015
WG D2.42 Synchronization and time distribution in communication networks  for time-sensitive distributed operational applications in the power grid T.Gray 2016
WG D2.37 Guidelines for outsourcing managed security services using Cloud technologies WG D2.37 TOR M.Callan 2013