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The Study Committees (SC) and the Technical Committee of CIGRE are the main players in the technical activities of CIGRE. 16 SCs exist since the reorganization in 2002 and are governed by precise operative rules (Terms of Reference for their studies).
Basic responsibility of the SCs is to carry out studies on topical issues of their domain. Results are published and made available to CIGRE members as well as non members. In its work a SC relies on Advisory and Working Groups. The SCs play a leading role in the Sessions and Symposia held by CIGRE and also organize their own events: Colloquia, Tutorials, and Workshops.

The activities of the SCs are coordinated by the Technical Committee, lead by the Chairman, who represents the Administrative Council of CIGRE.

A1 Rotating Electrical Machines
Life management, machine monitoring & diagnosis, large generators, high efficient electrical machines


1 System Development and Economics
Planning for rapid development, asset management practices, investment drivers etc.

2 Transformers
Design & manufacture, application of material, utilization, safety & environmental aspects, quality assurance and testing


2 System Operation and Control
Control & switching for reliability, reserves & emergency strategies, short term planning & coordination of system capacity needs etc.

3 High Voltage Equipment
Design and development, test techniques, maintenance, reliability assessment and condition monitoring etc.


3 System Environmental Performance
Environmental impacts of Power System development & operation, global environmental changes etc.

1 Insulated Cables
Submarine, underground, ducts, tunnels, HVDC & HVAC Cable Systems


4 System Technical Performance
Power quality, EMC/EMI, Insulation coordination, lightning, advanced tools for analysis of power system performance etc.

2 Overhead Lines
Increase acceptability, capacities, reliability & availability of overhead lines


5 Electricity Markets and Regulation
Markets designs impact on transmission system operation, regulatory incentives etc.

3 Substations
New substations concepts, life cycle management & maintenance, impact of new communication standards & smart grids


6 Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation
Dispersed Energy Resources connection & integration, Microgrids etc.

4 HVDC and Power Electronics
Responsible for HVDC systems, power electronics for AC systems, economical & environmental matters


D1 Materials and Emerging Test Technologies
Electrical insulating & conducting materials, high voltage & current test/measuring techniques etc.

5 Protection and Automation
Concepts of substation automation systems, application of numerical protections and substation automation systems, IEC 61850 etc


D2 Information Systems and Telecommunication
ICT, telecommunication networks, new ICT architectures, ICT governance, information security

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