On-line registrations for CIGRE 2010 Session are open

International Council on Large Electric Systems

Over 80 years back, and every two years since, CIGRE has brought together electrical engineers from all over the World for a unique event – the CIGRE Session. The reason for the ever growing audience of CIGRE has always been and continues to be the high quality of papers presented and the topical interest of the subjects discussed, of direct concern for the Power Industry. In 2008 the number of attendees increased beyond expectations to reach the record figure of 3000 Delegates.

On-line registrations for CIGRE 2010 Session are open

Session 2010 Paris, France. 22 – 27 August 2010

Should you wish to attend the CIGRE Conference and benefit from early bird rates, you should register before 30/04/2010.

From 01/05 to 31/07/2010 – Registrations: fee 2

From 01/08/2010 – Registrations: fee 3

See for the General Programme, the Technical Programme and Accommodation information CIGRE website.

What you must know about the CIGRE Session?

An event designed to meet the expectations of each and everyone

  • Monday dedicated to 2 Panels on broad topics: “The Need for increased Intelligence in Power Systems”; “Large disturbances”.
  • Tuesday to Friday: 16 “Discussion Meetings” – 4 parallel sessions each day.
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 6 “Poster Sessions” are scheduled for Delegates to meet with paper authors.
  • A Technical Exhibition in the same location.
  • A unique opportunity to interact with more than 4400 delegates and visitors from all over the world, managers and experts from all sectors of the Power Industry.

Discussion Meetings run on a “Special Reporter” System

  • The CD-Rom of Session Papers (approx. 400) is forwarded to the Delegates. For fruitful discussions Delegates are strongly encouraged to read the Papers before the Session as these
  • Papers are not presented by their authors, but discussed in Discussion Meetings.
  • Discussion Meetings are organized on the basis of a “Special Report” which incorporates the gist of the Session Papers and raises a number of questions for discussion.
  • Intended speakers prepare their contributions on the basis of the questions raised (to be sent in a few days in advance or handed in the day before discussion).
  • Contributors are required to meet with Chairmen of Discussion Meetings the day before Discussion.
  • For each Discussion Meeting a “Daily Summary of Discussions” is issued and available the next day.

To make the most of the Session

  • Take a look at the Technical Programme posted on http://www.cigre.org, links “Events”, “Sessions”
  • Register early so as to have time to read the Papers well ahead of the event
  • See the Special Reports on the web
  • If you plan to present a contribution, prepare it as explained in the “Guide for Discussion Contributors” posted on the web.

What is CIGRE?

CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is one of the leading worldwide Organizations on Electric Power Systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organisational and regulatory aspects.

A permanent, non-governmental and non-profit International Association, based in France, CIGRE was founded in 1921 and aims to:

  • Facilitate and develop the exchange of engineering knowledge and information, between engineering personnel and technical specialists in all countries as regards generation and high voltage transmission of electricity.
  • Add value to the knowledge and information exchanged by synthesizing state-of-the-art and world practices.
  • Make managers, decision-makers and regulators aware of the synthesis of CIGRE’s work, in the area of electric power.

More specifically, issues related to planning and operation of power systems, as well as design, construction, maintenance and disposal of HV equipment and plants are at the core of CIGRE’s mission. Problems related to protection of power systems, telecontrol, telecommunication equipment and information systems are also part of CIGRE’s area of concern.


  • The general rule is for participants to register with their National Committee (the list of the 22 National Committees handling registrations is available on the CIGRE website, link “What you must know about the registration process”).
  • As from 1st January 2010 CIGRE is no longer liable to VAT; hence a 0% VAT rate applies for CIGRE services, i.e. Session registrations, publications purchased, membership fees: all tariffs are VAT free, for all countries.
    It is recalled that according to European Union regulations the VAT reference number (when there is one) must be supplied as it is mandatory for it to appear on all invoices.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the CIGRE 2010 Session and we look forward to meeting you in Paris (22 > 27 August).

Please forward this note to your colleagues and all persons who may be interested in the conference subjects.

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