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CIGRE Session 2022

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28 August - 2 September 2022 | Paris, France

Sunday, 28 Aug. 2022, 10:00 to Friday, 2 Sept. 2022, 17:00 CEST

Paris, France
Palais des Congrès de Paris, 2 Place de la Porte Maillot
Level 2, Booth number: S232

The CIGRE Biennial Session is held in Paris, France in even number years. It is the number one global power system event in the world, bringing together some 9000 power industry participants from over 90 countries, including 3500 international experts and other decision-makers. This is a unique week long interactive opportunity. Over 160 working meetings, over 30 Study Committee sessions and around 400 papers focus on and discuss the association’s 16 fields of activities.

CIGRE Paris Session 2022 technical programme

NEW: Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Energy will exhibit together


Days of conference




Countries represented



Meet our Experts Onsite

Through its vision, portfolio and expertise, Hitachi Energy is uniquely positioned to support you, wherever you are on your journey to carbon-neutrality. Engage with our experts to discuss how to transition to a more sustainable, resilient, secure and safe energy system.

day 2
Monday 29 August
13:00 CEST | Location: Experts Forum, Level 3
Power electronics plays an enabling role in the carbon-neutral energy system
Decarbonization of power grids and transportation requires greater grid flexibility and controllability. Power electronics is an enabler of this transformation, delivering multiple benefits for all AC and DC eMobility and grid applications.
Inés Romero
Head of Product Management, Grid Integration, Hitachi Energy
day 3
Tuesday 30 August
13:30 CEST | Location: Experts Forum, Level 3
SF6-free technology: Advancing a sustainable energy future
The latest Hitachi Energy’s technology breakthrough in EconiQ’s high-voltage portfolio that contains no SF6 and will unlock the widest range in eco-efficient applications and accelerates the energy transition.
Navid MahdiZadeh
Market Innovation Manager, High Voltage Products, Hitachi Energy
day 4
Wednesday 31 August
12:30 CEST | Location: Experts Forum, Level 3
Digital technologies and future power systems
Shifting to renewable generation and electrifying industries challenge transmission and distribution networks. Learn how digital technologies are evolving communications, control and energy markets to meet these new realities with powerful outcomes.
John Finney
Head of Strategic Marketing and Technology, Grid Automation, Hitachi Energy

More than 50 papers from Hitachi Energy

sharing the work of our experts across some of the energy sector’s most important topics
Sustainable products & services; environmental performance
Modern sustainable neighbourhood in Almere, The Netherlands. The city heating (stadswarmte) in the district is partially powered by a solar panel island (Zoneiland). Aerial view.
Power electronics and inverter based resources systems

Summary of poster presenters in each Study Committee

Poster session date and time: Monday, 29 Aug. 2022, 14:30 – 18:00 CEST

Condition Assessment of HVDC converter transformers at limited time of outage applied to the Fenno-Skan transmission system 
Presented by Evgenii Ermakov

Reverse power flow impacts for legacy power transformers
Presented by Ed G. teNyenhuis

Advantages of evaluation of the loading and ambient temperature profile for solar collector power transformer based on dynamic loading model
Presented by Wilerson Calil

Beyond the top oil temperature limit
Presented by Tor Laneryd

Dry-type 145 kV transformers: safe indoor substations with improved environmental performance
Presented by Carlos Roy

State of the art in short-circuit for transformers
Presented by Julia Forslin

Poster session date and time: Thursday, 1 Sept. 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST

RDDS Measurement for Gas Circuit Breaker - influence of speed and filling pressure
Presented by Reto Karrer

Recent HVDC circuit breaker development and testing
Presented by
Arman Hassanpoor
Mebrahtu Semere

Moving towards carbon-neutral HV switchgear by combining eco-efficient technologies
Presented by Michael Gatzsche

SF6-alternative 145 kV live-tank circuit breaker
Presented by Peter Stengard

SF6-alternative circuit breaker for 145 kV gas-insulated switchgear
Presented by Patrick Stoller

Substation equipment overstress management CIGRE technical brochure 816 compilation
Presented by Reto Karrer

Field application of controlled switching and advanced digital monitoring techniques to mitigates witching transients and asset management for various power equipment connected with CBs with different drive technologies
Presented by
Michael Stanek
Urmil Parikh

Application of controlled switching for a 500kV switchable line reactor connected to 600 MW solar power generating plant to reduce probability of unintentional re-ignitions and improve equipment life cycle – A field case study
Presented by
Tuan HoangNgoc
Urmil Parikh

Poster session date and time: Thursday, 1 Sept. 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST

A versatile and robust 66 kV switchgear solution for offshore wind tower
Presented by Ennio Errico

An incremental approach to sustainable data center power supply
Presented by
Karla Lainez
Alexandre Oudalov

Improved sealing of SF6 gas-insulated switchgear compartments
Presented by Patrick Stoller

A versatile and future-proof condition monitoring system for high voltage switchgear
Presented by Sebastiano Scarpaci

Poster session date and time: Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2022, 14:30 – 18:00 CEST

Online Estimation of Dynamic Capacity of VSC-HVDC Systems – proof of concept in Nord Link
Presented by Kevin Schoenleber

Fault Ride Through Investigations in VSC Bipole HVDC System Connected to Renewables using AC chopper
Presented by
Vinothkumar K
Teja Bandaru

Feasibility Study of Adding a Third Full Bridge VSC based HVDC Terminal on Existing LCC based HVDC Transmission System
Presented by
Rakesh Reddy
Vinothkumar K

Harmonic and transient interaction due to electromagnetic interference between parallel HVDC and HVAC underground power cables
Presented by Kai Yang

Energy Storage Enhanced STATCOM for Secure and Stable Power Grids
Presented by Lexuan Meng

STATCOM Refurbishment and Lifecycle Considerations in a Steelmaking Application
Presented by
Andrew Owens
Tobias Balsner

Poster session date and time: Thursday, 1 Sept. 2022, 14:30 – 18:00 CEST

Virtualization as an enabler for digital substation deployment
Presented by Peter Kreutzer 

Experiences with the deployment of centralized protection systems using virtual protection relays for substations with large power electronic converters
Presented by Hans Björklund

Integration of Digital Substation IoT sensor data into a digital enterprise
Presented by Peter Kreutzer

Reaping the benefits of new standards editions for better integration of intelligence in IEC 61850 digital substations
Presented by Stefan Meier

Poster session date and time: Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST

How the Industrial IoT is driving the Asset Management Digitalization: the implementation of an interconnected Asset Performance Management system in the electrical power distribution sector
Presented by Alessandro Pedretti

A 100% Zero Emission Electricity Market in New York
Presented by Jinxiang Zhu

Combined HVDC system of Offshore Wind Power Integration and Interconnection
Presented by Ying-Jiang Haefner

Poster session date and time: Thursday, 1 Sept. 2022, 14:30 – 18:00 CEST

Prediction of possible power system blackout risk with machine learning algorithms
Presented by Alexandre Oudalov

Poster session date and time: Wednesday, 31 Aug. 2022, 14:30 – 18:00 CEST

Regional sustainability assessment of energy systems: Integrating stakeholder perspectives and conditions on a regional scale
Presented by Britta Buchholz

Poster session date and time: Wednesday, 31 Aug. 2022, 14:30 – 18:00 CEST

EMC simulation method for Multi-Level VSC HVDC converters
Presented by Gustaf Sandberg

Semi-probabilistic insulation coordination procedure for HVDC converter stations
Presented by Liliana Arevalo

System strength support using grid-forming energy storage to enable high penetrations of inverter-based resources to operate on weak networks
Presented by Stephen Sproul

Virtual C&P – A powerful simulation platform for HVDC and FACTS in present and future grids
Presented by
Erik Kilander
Joan Hernandez

Grid-Forming Control for STATCOMs – a Robust Solution for Networks with a High Share of Inverter-Based Resources
Presented by Rasool Heydari

Poster session date and time: Wednesday, 31 Aug. 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST

Improvement of high-speed railway power supply utilizing power electronic solutions –case studies
Presented by Philippe Maibach

Scenarios and field trials on active distribution grids in the German Kopernikus projects SynErgie and ENSURE
Presented by Peter Noglik

A microgrid platform for V2G: Lessons learned from the Arlington Microgrid
Presented by John Glassmire

Enhancing grid resilience and flexibility with sustainable data centers
Presented by Sten Trolle

Poster session date and time: Thursday, 1 Sept. 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST

Diagnostic and testing on GIS voltage dividers for HVDC applications
Presented by Uwe Riechert

Requirements for ultra-high frequency partial discharge monitoring systems for GIS
Presented by Uwe Riechert

On-load tap changer monitoring and protection by extra power loss and circulating current analysis
Presented by Nilanga Abeywickrama

On-load tap changer switching sequence monitoring – comparison of methods
Presented by Joachim Schiessling

Mechanical strength of pressboard materials under dynamic compressive stress
Presented by Orlando Girlanda

Differences in ageing pattern and ageing markers detection in kraft and thermally upgraded papers immersed in mineral and natural ester oil
Presented by
Lars Schmidt
Mark Jovalekic

Poster session date and time: Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST

Computing intelligent insights about health of station subsystems with data analysis and Lean IIoT
Presented by Sarala Mohan Naidu

Identified challenges and opportunities with Cyber Security standard compliance in combination with a long-expected lifetime
Presented by Johan Malmström

Increasing the availability of modern digital grid applications by offering accurate time of day information as a service of the operational telecommunication network
Presented by Ramon Bächli

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See you in Paris!

Meet our global community of CIGRE contributors

Uwe Riechert

Senior Principal Engineer, High Voltage Products, Hitachi Energy

Special Reporter: Co-chair for Group Discussion Meeting (GDM)

SC D1 – Materials and emerging techniques GDM

Peter Kreutzer

Global Product Manager Substation Automation Systems, Grid Automation, Hitachi Energy

Special Reporter: Co-chair for Group Discussion Meeting (GDM)
SC B5 – Protection and Automation

Anant Venkateswaran

Grid Automation, Hitachi Energy

Special Reporter: Co-chair for Group Discussion Meeting (GDM)
SC C5 – Electricity Markets and Regulation GDM