ACTIVITIES OF BOTH TECHNICAL COMMITTEES CIGRÉ AND CIRED
1. Activities of the Technical Committee CIGRÉ
The task of the Study Committees is to encourage and co-ordinate academic work and contribute to technical progress in individual specialized areas of activity. They must participate at organizing plenary sessions or specialized symposia and create priority topics which should be discussed at such meetings.
Membership of these committees consists of renowned world experts, but not more than one from each country, elected by the governing bodies of CIGRÉ and for a period of 4 years with a possible extension of up to 6 years. Each Study Committee has 24 regular members, the President, Secretary and a few (up to 10) observers. Their nomination can be restored for a period of two years, if necessary. Study Committees also form working groups, which involve other experts with the task of more detailed process of selected topic.
Each Study Committee has 10 to 15 working groups. A joint working group of several study committees (JWG) is also possible.
Technical work is carried out through 16 Study Committees:
Study Committees that handle with equipment:
SC A1: Rotating electrical machines and power plants issues
SC A2: Transformers
SC A3: High-voltage equipment
Study Committees that handle with subsystems:
SC B1: Power insulated cables
SC B2: Overhead lines
SC B3: Substations
SC B4: HVDC and Power electronics
SC B5: Protection, automation and measurements
Study committees that handle with systems:
SC C1: System Development and Economy
SC C2: System Operation and Control
SC C3: System Environmental Performances
SC C4: System Technical Performances
SC C5: Electricity Markets and Regulation
SC C6: Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation
Horizontal Committees that cover the whole activity:
SC D1: Materials and Emerging Test Techniques
SC D2: Information Systems and Telecommunications
SC D3: Smart Grids – Strategy Issues
The last Study Committee D3 is a specialty of Slovenia. In Paris organization CIGRÉ there is no Study Committee D3. In Slovenia it is established with the aim of encouraging strategic work towards innovative technologies – smart grids.
2. Activities of the Technical Committee CIRED
Tasks of Study Committees CIRED are similar to those of CIGRÉ - to promote and co-ordinate academic work and contribute to technical progress of individual specialized areas of activity. They must participate at organizing plenary sessions or specialized symposia and create priority topics which should be discussed at such meetings. Membership of these committees consists of renowned world experts from the field of distribution. Directing staff of international Study Committees CIRED is elected at meetings of the Directing Committee, which plays the most important role in professional work of this international organization.
In international Study Committee CIRED there is not so much active participation during the year, but the work is focused only on the conferences, which is called biennially in various European cities.
In Slovenian organization CIRED the election of Study Committees leadership is left to the Presidency of the Association and elected President of the Technical Committee of CIRED Slovenia.
The technical program is implemented in the following Study Committees:
SC 1: Network Components
SC 2: Quality of Electricity and EMC
SC 3: Operation, Control and Protection of Distribution Networks
SC 4: Dispersed Generation (Diffuse sources?!) and Efficient Utilization of Electricity
SC 5: Development of Distribution Systems
SC 6: Electricity Market Place and Impact of Regulation
If necessary Slovenian Study Committees CIRED organize workshops on topics that have an extraordinary interest in the Slovenian electricity distribution.