On August 26-31, 2018, the 47th Session of CIGRE was held in the Congress Palace of Paris. International Council for Large Electric Systems CIGRE is a non-governmental and non-profit international organization that unites scientists and specialists in the field of electric power systems (established in France in 1921). The CIGRE Session is held every two years, its main goal, as a scientific and technical association in the energy sector, is to coordinate research in the field of the operation of large electric systems. The focus is on the development, creation and operation of high-voltage equipment; tasks of planning and operation of power systems; the development and implementation of new systems for the collection and processing of information and control systems.
This year more than 8 thousand specialists from more than one hundred countries took part in the largest international event in the power industry. Every year the number of participants grows, geography expands as well as the representation of national committees. The Chairman of the Russian National Committee of CIGRE, Chairman of the Management Board of PJSC FGC UES, Andrey Murov noted: “I must proudly say that at the 47th Session of CIGRE Russia is represented by a very significant delegation. For the first time during 95 years of our participation in CIGRE – and our first participation was in 1923 – today we brought a delegation of 150 people”. A record number of reports, in the number of 36, was presented at the discussions held by the Study Committees.
The General Director of NPO VEI Elektroizolyatsiya, JSC Krupenin Nikolay Vladimirovich and Deputy General Director Varivodov Vladimir Nikolayevich – Individual members of CIGRE, members of the Subcommittees of the Russian National Committee of CIGRE: A1 “Rotating Electrical Machines”, A3 “High Voltage Equipment” – as part of the Russian delegation took part in the work of the Session. The management of NPO VEI Elektroizolyatsiya, JSC paid special attention to the largest Technical exhibition in the history of CIGRE, at which over 300 participants from 93 countries exhibited at 13 680 sq. m. this year. The delegates had an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest technologies, samples of power products, equipment and new software designed to control high and extra high voltage power supply systems.
A number of companies attracted the greatest interest of the management of NPO VEI Elektroizolyatsiya, JSC: NGK Insulators, Ltd. – one of the leading manufacturers of energy storage systems (NAS Battery) (Japan), NKT Group is a major supplier of turnkey AC / DC cable solutions, Iris Power is a developer and supplier of equipment and services to collect the necessary information for efficient monitoring of large motors and generators and many others.
CIGRE Sessions always have unlimited opportunities to attract new customers, establish effective business communications, as the professional audience is the delegates in addition to the top managers of companies.
For NPO VEI Elektroizolyatsiya, JSC participation in the event of such a global scale was interesting, first of all, because of the focus on discussing new technologies for the use of variables and hard-to-predict renewable energy sources in power systems this year. The issues of development of modern energy storage devices, insulators, and compact PS were considered, which are of the company’s professional interests at present.
Information on the participation of JSC “NPO VEI Elektroizolyatsiya” in the work of the 47th Session of CIGRE can be found at the link: http://npoelectro.com/company/international-activity/47th-session-cigre/
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