Conference Reports

CIGRE 2006

The Biennial Session of CIGRE is held in Paris, France every even numbered year and is the most important CIGRE event. It brings together more than 2500 delegates from all the parts of the world.  Nearly 400 papers, covering all the fields of CIGRE, are discussed are discussed at the conference. More

2006 CIGRE Session Special Report "Protection Systems and Substation Automation for Major Disturbances"

Albertino J. Cerejo Meneses received his Licenciatura degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 1977.
He is with Rede El├ęctrica Nacional, S.A. (the Portuguese TSO) since 1980; he was Head of the Operations Department (South) from 1994 to 1998 and Head of the Telecommunications Department from 1998 to 2001. He is Head of the Systems Department since 2001. Mr. Meneses is member of the Portuguese professional association of engineers. He is currently the Portuguese representative in Study Committee B5 (Protection and Local Control) of CIGRE. More

2006 CIGRE Session Special Report "The Impact of IEC 61850 on Protection and Automation"

For the preferential subject "The Impact of IEC 61850 on Protection and Automation" 12 papers were received and they fell into four main categories:

  1. Configurations and architectures
  2. Reliability and testing
  3. Implementation experiences
  4. Migration strategies


CIDEL 2006, Buenos Aires, Argentina

CIDEL is the most important Electricity Distribution event in Latin America, both for the excellence of the papers and the quality of the audience. More

Southern African Power System Protection Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa

The challenge to the protection fraternity today is that the time is now to develop a new roadmap for that systems-thinking approach in power system development.  Specifically, protection systems will be key to moving vast quantities of power reliably from environmentally clean sources to load centers. More

Western Protective Relay Conference

Even that the conference is held in a relatively small city, it is the largest specialized conference in North America dedicated to the field of electric power systems protection. It is an annual event that always takes place at the same location and the same time of the year. More

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