Challenges of the future for transformers & other substation equipment

20/09/2015 - 25/09/2015
Shanghai - CN

CIGRE Study Committees A2 'Transformers' will hold its annual meeting in Shanghai, China, on September 20th-25th 2015,focusing on the topic of "Challenges of the future for transformers & other substation equipment". Meanwhile, tutorials and technical visit will also be scheduled during the period. With the participation of experts from Study Committees A3 & B3, this Colloquium will be a great event for engineers, manufacturers, as well as academic researchers all over the world.

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Sunday 20 September 2015Registration and Welcome Reception
Monday 21 September 2015Day 1 of Colloquium
Tuesday 22 September 2015Day 2 of Colloquium
Wednesday 23 September 2015Tutorials
Thursday 24 September 2015CIGRE SC A2 Meeting
Friday 25 September 2015Technical Tour UHV AC Substation & UHV DC Converter Station

 The preferential subjects for this colloquium are:

  • EHV/UHV and EVHDC/UHVDC Transformers and its components
    1. Specification, design, manufacturing and testing
    2. Transportation constraints, installation and commissioning particularities
    3. Reliability, operation and maintenance
    4. EHV/UHV shunt reactors particularities
  • Equipment technologies for substations of the future and Smart Grid
    1. HV equipment using innovative efficient and environmentally friendly interrupting media and dielectric materials
    2. Optimization of substation design, O&M and equipment in efficiency, compactness, noise,costs, low maintenance, etc.
    3. Improved control of switching devices and other means to reduce network stresses and interaction between HV Equipments and the power system
    4. Increased application of semi conductor technologies and superconductivity
  • Making the Best use of the Existing transformer fleet
    1. Life Management techniques, criticality evaluation, fleet ranking
    2. Improvements to condition monitoring, diagnostic techniques and on-site testing
    3. Influence of more severe weather and new environmental considerations
    4. Mitigation techniques to cope with higher stresses applied on aged transformers