Cigre Session 2012 – The forum for electrial innovation


Now in its 44th edition, the CIGRE Session assemble more than 3000 senior executives, experts and specialists, from the worldwide Power Industry, to enhance their knowledge, to discuss new developments and innovations, and to network.
The CIGRE Session provides a unique opportunity to listen to contributions from international senior executives as well as experts and specialists through official presentations, panel discussions, technical meetings and poster sessions. The Session also offers a social program starting with a welcome drink which includes daily coffee breaks to engage further discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

In parallel of the Session, a Technical Exhibition is being held in the same location on levels 2 and 3. The exhibition offers the opportunity to all visitors, including delegates, to discover new services, tools, equipment and materials as well as the most advanced technologies in the field of power systems.

The CIGRE Session and its Technical Exhibition bring together around 6000 senior executives, engineers and experts from the worlwide Power Industry.

Main themes will include

  • Eco design of equipment
  • Maintenance, refurbishment and life time of equipment
  • Real time monitoring of equipment and systems
  • Development of DC solutions
  • Coordination between TSOs
  • Public acceptance of equipment
  • Integration of renewable
  • Active distribution systems
  • Information systems

4 main strategic directions for CIGRE technical activities are

  • The Electrical Power System of the Future: super grids, smart grids…
  • Making best use of the existing power system
  • Focus on environment and sustainability
  • Communication on power system issues to the audience


Cigre session August 26 to 31, 2012

Paris, France (Palais des Congrès)

Registration online

Member: € 800
Non Member: € 990
Early bird rate until April 27th


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