Founded in 1921, CIGRE, the Council on Large Electric Systems, is an international non-profit Association for promoting collaboration with experts from all around the world by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve electric power systems of today and tomorrow.

CIGRE counts more than 3 500 experts from all around the world working actively together in structured work programmes coordinated by the CIGRE 16 Studies Committees, overseen by the Technical Committee. Their main objectives are to design and deploy the Power System for the future, optimize existing equipment and power systems, respect the environment and facilitate access to information.

CIGRÉ aims to be recognized as the leading worldwide organization on electric power systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizational and regulatory aspects More information about CIGRÉ and its activities can be found at CIGRÉ’s main website www.cigre.org

The 2019 CIGRÉ International Symposium

Aalborg, Denmark – June 4‐7, 2019

The aim of the 2019 CIGRÉ International Symposium is to provide a forum for recent research results and system operations experience related to the rapid transformation and challenges imposed on networks and markets by increased amounts of renewables in the energy mix.

Perhaps exemplified more than anywhere, Northern Europe is about to increase its already large share of wind power with further offshore plants and offshore interconnectors.

Concurrent wider changes to energy generation and consumption patterns, and challenges to obtain right-of-way for new transmission lines, drive a need to rethink transmission and its coordination with distribution networks. As an example, over 50% of Denmark’s electrical energy generation is connected at distribution-level, where the roll-out of electric vehicle charging and electric heating will introduce very large power balancing challenges.

The objective of the symposium is to address recent technical advances and policy that allow transmission and distribution networks to enter their next era, in particular those related to offshore generation, transmission and distribution.

The preferential topics reflect the above, and beyond, across technology, planning, operations, and markets. The symposium is intended to bring these important topics to discussion during the technical sessions.

Papers not directly related to the preferential subjects can be submitted. Each Study Committee will review all papers.

The CIGRE2019 call for papers can be downloaded here


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