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 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