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Reporting Conference on the 47th CIGRE Session

On April 17, 2019, Izolyator took part in the Reporting Conference on the results of the 47th CIGRE Session, held in August 2018 in Paris.

The conference, organized by the CIGRE Russian National Committee, was held at Research and Development Center at Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (R&D Center for Power Engineering).

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Russian National Committee of International Council on Large Electric Systems (RNC CIGRE) as a legal entity was established in 2003. At present the Committee counts over 60 collective and over 460 individual members. RNC CIGRE aims to represent the national interests at CIGRE and to assist in exchanging technical knowledge, experience and feedback in various fields of CIGRE activity for all its members. The most important objective of the committee is attraction of the best Russian power industry companies to scientific and technical cooperation as research base organizations for RNC CIGRE Subcommittees.

The event was attended by major domestic consumers and manufacturers of electrical equipment, representatives of industry legislative and regulatory structures, heads of the RNC CIGRE and its national research committees, leading experts from research and development organizations and specialists of energy companies.

Auditorium of the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

Auditorium of the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

The conference was opened by the moderator of the plenary meeting — RNC CIGRE Deputy Chairman, Russian representative on the CIGRE Administrative Council and Management Committee, Pavel Korsunov, Deputy Chairman of the Board FGC UES.

Welcoming word to the audience was addressed by Andrei Murov, Chairman of the Board FGC UES, who also heads the RNC CIGRE. He summarized the results of the participation of the Russian delegation at the 47th CIGRE Session in Paris, and also spoke about the events that will take place in Russia within the framework of CIGRE. Mr. Murov noted that the popularization of the results of scientific and technical cooperation, the access of Russian specialists to international expertise is an important task and the advantage of participating in the work of the RNC CIGRE.

Meetings with business partners during the Report Conference following the 47th Session of CIGRE

Meetings with business partners during the Report Conference following the 47th Session of CIGRE

Yuri Sharov, General Director of Inter RAO-Engineering, Chairman of the RNC CIGRE Technical Committee, spoke about the work of the RNC CIGRE and summarized the work of the national research committees and RNC CIGRE members in accordance with key performance indicators for the reporting period.

The main report of the plenary part of the conference highlighted the current challenges for the largest energy systems in the 3D era (based on CIGRE and GO15). The presentation was made by Fedor Opadchiy, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the System Operator of the Unified Energy System Company, President of the International Association of the Largest System Operators GO15.

Representatives of national research committees presented an overview of the main world cases of implementing end-to-end digital transformation technologies.

The second part of the conference was devoted to reporting presentations on the results of the 47th CIGRE Session. Representatives of Russia from various research committees discussed global trends in the development of equipment and technologies in the electric power industry, as well as issues relevant for Russia and areas of work, taking into account international experience.

Deputy General Director of R&D Center for Power Engineering Timofey Ryabin (left) and Commercial Director, 1st Deputy General Director of Izolyator Ivan Panfilov at the CIGRE 47th Session Reporting Conference

Deputy General Director of R&D Center for Power Engineering Timofey Ryabin (left) and Commercial Director, 1st Deputy General Director of Izolyator Ivan Panfilov at the CIGRE 47th Session Reporting Conference

Report "The main directions of monitoring, diagnostics and testing of electrical equipment on the basis of the 47th Session of CIGRE of the Study Committee D1" was presented by Dr. Alexander Slavinsky, Head of the CIGRE National Study Committee D1 , CIGRE Study Committee D1 Regular Member, General Director of Izolyator Plant.

In the report, Alexander Slavinsky presented information on the activities of the working groups of the CIGRE Study Committee D1 (CIGRE SC D1); review of CIGRE SC D1 international working groups open for participation; overview of the main trends in the development and application of HVDC insulation systems; review on the issues of ecology, reliability, diagnostics and testing of electrical equipment on the basis of the 47th CIGRE Session.

Regarding cooperation, Mr. Slavinsky noted that during the 47th CIGRE Session, Indian company Mehru Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (P) Ltd. and Izolyator signed an agreement of strategic cooperation and collaboration in a joint venture producing high-voltage bushings with solid RIP insulation in India.

The report also presented an overview of the priority themes of the 48th CIGRE Session on SC D1, which will be held in Paris from 23 to 28 August 2020.

Alexander Slavinsky reports on the main areas of monitoring, diagnostics and testing of electrical equipment at the Reporting Conference on the results of the 47th CIGRE Session

Alexander Slavinsky reports on the main areas of monitoring, diagnostics and testing of electrical equipment at the Reporting Conference on the results of the 47th CIGRE Session

    In the poster session of Russian reports at the 47th Session of CIGRE at the reporting conference two reports were presented in Russian:
  • “Assessment of the paper insulation condition of power transformers depending on the content of methanol dissolved in transformer oil” — L. A. Daryan, Ph.D., A. V. Maksimchenko (UES Technical Inspection JSC), R. M. Obraztsov, L. H. Le (University of Energy of Hanoi, Vietnam);
  • “The use of optical spectroscopy for quality control of mineral transformer oils” — M. Sh. Garifullin, Professor, V. K. Kozlov, Professor, both at Department of Electrical Power Systems and Grids, Kazan State Power Engineering University.

Vladimir Ustinov, Coordinator of CIGRE RSC D1, Deputy Quality Director of Izolyator, and Marcel Garifullin, Professor at Department of Electrical Power Systems and Grids, Kazan State Power Engineering University, at the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

Vladimir Ustinov, Coordinator of CIGRE National Study Committee D1, Deputy Quality Director of Izolyator, and Marcel Garifullin, Professor at Department of Electrical Power Systems and Grids, Kazan State Power Engineering University, at the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

During thematic presentations of the companies participating in the 47th Session of CIGRE technical exhibition report “Public Council on the diagnosis of power electrical equipment as an interactive platform for operating, service, diagnostic companies, research centers and equipment manufacturers” was presented by Alexei Utepov, Chairman of Public Council for the diagnostics of electrical power at the Engineering and Technical Center UralEnergoEngineering.

        The CIGRE National Study Committee D1 and Izolyator took part in the exhibition exposition of the RNC CIGRE Reporting Conference and presented models of innovative products of Izolyator Company:
      • capacitor type 110 kV high-voltage bushing with internal RIN- and polymeric external insulation,
      • stress cone of connecting sleeves MKSPSE-64/110 with direct shields connection for 110 kV power cables with plastic insulation or MKSRE-64/110 with separated shields for 110 kV power cables with plastic insulation,
      • stress-cone of the end sleeve MKKNU-64/110 for 110 kV power cables with plastic insulation.

Head of Department of World Electric Power Industry of MGIMO University, member of the Management Board Bureau of the Russian Engineering Union Nikolay Shvets and Alexander Slavinsky at the Izolyator stand at the technical exhibition of the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

Head of Department of World Electric Power Industry of MGIMO University, member of the Management Board Bureau of the Russian Engineering Union Nikolay Shvets and Alexander Slavinsky at the Izolyator stand at the technical exhibition of the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

Following the conference, an expert opinion and position will be formed that will determine the future directions of work of the national research committees of the RNC CIGRE. Such position will be used as informational background for Russian representatives preparing for the 48th CIGRE Session, which will be held from August 23–28, 2020 in Paris.

Participants of the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

Participants of the Reporting Conference on the 47th Session of CIGRE

We appreciate the Russian National Committee of CIGRE and the R&D Center for Power Engineering for organizing the conference at the highest level!