Mini symposium SC C0 on 13 January 2022

On Thursday 13th of January CIGRE Nederland will start with a digital mini symposium organized by the study committee CIGRE C0 about critical infrastructure and cybersecurity. 

Traditional energy technologies are becoming progressively more connected to modern, digital technologies and networks. This digitalization creates significant risks as an increased exposure to cybersecurity attacks and incidents potentially jeopardize the security of energy supply. So, we need to further strengthen our energy system resilience to be more prepared for the future. Register here.

We start with a welcome of our moderator Ben Voorhorst, Dcypher and four keynote presentations about:

  • What are the different views on the challenges regarding resilience of the future cyber-physical energy system? Siem Bruijns, TenneT
  • What is the view of the academic world on resilience of the future cyber-physical energy system: what research is needed to provide solutions (think about digital twin, multi-sector modelling etc.). Peter Palensky, TU Delft
  • What are the different views on the risk assessment and risk management approach for cybersecurity related to the development of the Network Code for cybersecurity on European, regional and entity level? Nuno Pereira, European Network for Cyber Security U.A. (ENCS)
  • Bas Kruimer, DNV

Afterwards the study committees C1,2,5,6, D2 and Next Generation Network will join forces by exchanging views on possible solutions and discuss the next steps we should take to implement them. 

For the full program we refer to the website. The digital program starts at 10:00 am. Language of the event is English. 

The fee for participation is € 285,- (excl. 21% VAT). Attendance for students is free. 

On behalf of the study committee CIGRE C0.
See you on Thursday 13th of January!

Next Generation Showcase 2022

The CIGRE Paris Session is one of the main international events in the electric power industry, bringing worldwide experts together to discuss the challenges and future of the industry. The next CIGRE Paris session will be held in August 2022. The Next Generation Network (NGN) Showcase is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to attend this event, present their work to leading experts from all around the world, and expand their professional network.

Selected candidates will receive the following:

  • 10-minute presentation slot at discussion session in Paris, for the respective Study Committee
  • Space at the poster session in Paris, for the respective Study Committee
  • Paper published and included in the 2022 Paris Session Proceedings
  • Free 2022 Paris Session Registration for the entire event
  • Support from CIGRE Netherlands for travel/accommodation costs, if applicable

The CIGRE NGN Netherlands is happy to invite NGN members to apply for the upcoming 2022 Session to Aleksandar Boricic & Castelo de Oliveira, Tiago by the 24th of November 2021.

The candidates are kindly asked to provide the following documents and information:

  • A full paper prepared by the candidate (max. 10 pages) based on the template from this link
  • Presentation draft, based on the template from this link
  • Your name, age, university/faculty or company, and contact information

The paper needs to align with one of the 16 CIGRE Study Committees. It will be scored on technical content, relevance to the selected study committee and presentation of the material (structure, figures, etc.). More details regarding the study committees and preferential topics can be found via this link.

*You must be a CIGRE NL NGN member to apply. To join CIGRE NL NGN, follow this link

**Note: the final decision over whether a presenter can have a slot at the Paris Session will remain with the respective Study Committee chair.

***For any further questions, you may contact

CIGRE Session 2022

Complimenten aan de schrijvers! Tijdens de CIGRE Session 2022 worden 23 ingediende papers van Stichting CIGRE Nederland gepresenteerd.

A3Recent HVDC Circuit Breaker Development and TestingN. A. BELDA, R. P. P. SMEETS, H. ITO, S. TOKOYODA, T. INAGAKI , S. NEE, T. MODEER , S. MEBREHATU, A. HASSANPOOR , C. PLET
B1Failure root cause analysis and prevention of subsea cable failures in a joint industry project (JIP CALM)T.P. Du Plessis, D. Saha, M. Kavian, F.H. de Wild, P.C.J.M. v.d. Wielen, N. Bruinsma, A.P. Luijendijk, T.J. Roetert, N.G. Jacobsen, F. J. Savenije, E. Wiggelinkhuizen, J. Jayakumar, M. J. Van der Hoek, H. de Bruin
B1Practical experience and modelling of the corrosion behaviour of the Aluminium metallic cable sheathRoy Zuijderduin, Ranjan Bhuyan, Jacco Smit, Ralph Bosch, Hans Bastings, Jos van Rossum
B2Full Scale Test of the 400 kV double circuit pylons (Wintrack type III)J. Spithoven, J. Verduijn, M.R. Shah Mohammadi, T.J. Ploeg, E. Platenkamp
B2How to increase Resilience by assessment based on study case 400 kV Overhead Line Stevin – Horta in BelgiumP. SMET; B. RISSE, T.J. PLOEG, E. PLATENKAMP
B2Safe Management of Work in High-Voltage Overhead Lines in The NetherlandsJ.R. MEIJERS . S. GELDERBLOM
B5Testing and Analyzing of Distance Protection of a Realistic Offshore Wind Farm Transmission SystemKASPER DE KORTE, GERWIN VAN DIJK, YILMAZ YELGIN,
B5System accuracy evaluation of metering application based on optical current Low Power Instrument Transformers (LPIT) and IEC 61850 SV static energy metersTANNEMAAT, E. SCHENKEL, G. RIETVELD, A. GALLASTEGI, M. ACHTERKAMP
C1Compatibility & interoperability framework to facilitate the step-wise organic development of multi-terminal HVDC gridsC.A. PLET, D. VAN HERTEM, C. BRANTL, M. WANG, H. EVANS, J.N. MOORE, C.T. NIEUWENHOUT, A. ARMENI
C1The Gridmaster-toolbox, a step towards a new infrastructure investment paradigmCALON, R., COUWENBERG, S. P., KWAKKEL, J., NIKOLIC, I., STERINGA, J. J., VALIES, M. G.
C2Synchrophasor-based Applications to Enhance Electrical System Performance in the NetherlandsM. POPOV, N. KUMAR, A. BORICIC, J. RUEDA, M. TEALANE, I. TYURYUKANOV, M. NAGLIC, A. JONGEPIER, E. WIERENGA, M. VAN RIET, O. BAGLAYBTER, D. KLAAR
C2Developing a configurable Inverter Based FFR solution and field testing on a grid-connected storage assetV.N. SEWDIEN, J. KLUNDER, D. BECKER HOFF
C2Potential and challenges of AI-powered decision support
for short-term system operations
J.P. Viebahn, M. Naglic ,A. Marot, B. Donnot , S.H. Tindemans
C2Transition to a new regional coordination frameworkD. WEIß, U. ZIMMERMANN, J.-F. GAHUNGU, J. VAN ROOST, J. MØLLER BIRKEBÆK, T. KAPETANOVIC, R. PAPROCKI , D. KLAAR
C2State Estimation in Medium Voltage Distribution Networks using Pseudo-MeasurementsN SAI SUPRABHATH, ANTON ISHCHENKO, SIMON TINDEMANS, PETER PALENSKY
C4Integration of Photovoltaic (PV) plants into the railway electricity network of the Netherlands: Impact on the operation of the railway network and grid code compliance assessment.M. POIKILIDIS, R. HEUCKELBACH, T. PLOEG, F. TEN HARVE, G. OLDE MONNIKHOF
C4Impacts of Energy Transition on Voltage Dips in Future Networks: An Analysis for the Dutch GridR. Torkzadeh, J. B. M. van Waes, G. Mulder, V. Ćuk1, J. F. G. Cobben
C4Analysis of measurements and calculations on tower footing impedances in transmission linesI. TANNEMAAT, C.S. ENGELBRECHT, B. KÜCHLER
C4Sympathetic Interaction Phenomena in an AC Offshore Grid: An Investigation Analysis of a C-Type Harmonic Filter Trip Incident & Lessons LearnedK. VELITSIKAKIS, M. LIMPENS, M. KRANSSE, C. ENGELBRECHT
C5Are imbalance price incentives to Balance Responsible Parties effective in a system with higher volatile RES integration?F. Nobel, M. Fransen
D2A Blueprint for Cyber Security of Brownfield Substations in Power Systems using IEC 62443Vetrivel S. Rajkumar, Shyam Musunuri, Alexandru Stefanov, Siem Bruijns,
Johan de Wit, Danny Klaar, Amadou Louh, Arnaud Thoen, Peter Palensky
D2Seamless extension of fibre optical IP/MPLS network with 5G technology Releases allowing Business service segregation, Precision time synchronization and Critical teleprotection services in Utility distribution networksAmadou Louh, Shuang Zhang, Andrej Goerbing, Joey Godefrooi, Andreas Jahr

Gezocht: studiecomité voorzitter C3 “Power system environmental performance” bij CIGRE Nederland

Bekijk hier de actieve leden van SC C3:

Wat houdt het in?

Als voorzitter van een Nationaal Studie Comite (NSC) CIGRE C3 heb je een aantal taken in nationaal verband en een aantal taken in internationaal verband. In Nederland gaat het om het deelnemen aan de vergaderingen met de andere NSC-voorzitters, het leiden van de vergaderingen van het NSC C3 en natuurlijk het jaarlijks organiseren van een themadag / workshop. Verder wordt je soms uitgenodigd voor activiteiten van Next Generation Network (bijvoorbeeld een match-making event).

Internationaal ben je de vertegenwoordiger van Nederland in het internationale studiecomité C3. Dit betekent dat je deelneemt aan de jaarlijkse vergaderingen en daar de Nederlandse inbrengen en belangen vertegenwoordigd, dat je zorgt voor vertegenwoordiging van Nederland in de internationale werkgroepen, dat stukken die geschreven gereviewed worden, etc.

Hoeveel tijd kost het?

Per jaar ben je zo’n 2 tot 3 weken tijd kwijt aan het voorzitterschap van NSC C3. Ieder jaar is er een serie vergaderingen, gekoppeld aan een colloquium, wat je ongeveer een week kost. Verder ben je betrokken bij de organisatie van een (tweejaarlijks) themadag in Nederland en heb je een aantal vergaderingen met het NSC en met andere NSC-voorzitters. Ook dit kost ongeveer een week per jaar. Daarnaast zijn er nog andere, kleinere, dingen, zoals het regelen van deelnemers aan internationale werkgroepen, etc.

Wat is het profiel?

Van belang is dat je een goed overzicht hebt van het vakgebied en dat je er gedegen kennis van hebt. CIGRE C3 gaat over de drie P’s van duurzaamheid: people, planet, profit.  

Het studiecomité heeft 2 hoofdtaken: 1) het vaststellen en beoordelen van de invloed van elektriciteitssystemen op het milieu en de omgeving en 2) het doen van aanbevelingen over maatregelen om de genoemde invloed te beheersen.
Het begrip invloed op omgeving wordt breed geïnterpreteerd: het betreft zowel fysieke invloed als de sociale aspecten ervan. Onderwerpen zijn onder meer broeikasgassen (bv SF6 gebruik), verontreiniging bodem en water, EM-velden, geluid(hinder), visuele aspecten, invloed op flora en fauna, maar ook stakeholder engagement, publieke acceptatie.

De scope betreft 3 technische richtingen: 1) Asset management en milieu/omgeving  2) Algemene milieu ontwikkelingen en energiebedrijven en 3) Stakeholder engagement en publieke acceptatie.

Verder is het een pré als je al ervaring hebt met (deelname aan) internationale C3 werkgroepen. Tot slot is het goed te beseffen dat je als voorzitter het belang van Nederland vertegenwoordigt en niet dat van je eigen werkgever.

Mocht je interesse gewekt zijn en graag meer informatie willen, neem dan contact op met de Vice-Voorzitter, Diana van den Heuvel (

CIGRE B5 Webinars 25 juni, 10 & 17 september 2021

Beste CIGRE leden,
Wij, studiecomité CIGRE B5 Nederland, missen jullie. Jaren aan een stuk hebben we jullie ontmoet tijdens onze jaarlijkse themadagen. Binnen ons vakgebied is er altijd wel wat te melden, en zijn er nieuwe ontwikkelingen of inzichten. Het is geweldig om daar met elkaar van gedachten over te wisselen. 

Daarom organiseren wij een drietal compacte webinars van 60 minuten op vrijdag 25 juni, 10 september en 17 september van 11:00 tot 12:00 uur. 

De ontwikkelingen gaan door. Denk aan de zaken omtrent transportschaarste, die ook significante invloed hebben op beveiliging en automatisering. Sterker nog: beveiliging en automatisering creëren mogelijkheden! Tevens zijn er ontwikkelingen op het gebied van ‘digital substations’, nieuwe beveiligingsprincipes zoals overbelastingsbeveiliging en wordt er binnen de wetenschappelijke wereld veel werk verzet.

Hieronder volgt het programma. Plaats de webinars in je agenda samen met de link. Aanmelden is niet nodig. 
Webinar 1: Overbelasting beveiliging, het nieuwe normaal?
Datum: vrijdag 25 juni van 11:00 tot 12:00 uur.
Link: Teams

In dit webinar word je meegenomen in de impact van transportschaarste op beveiliging en automatisering. Gaan we nu nieuwe manieren van slim automatiseren en anders beveiligen toepassen? Je hoort het vanuit drie ervaringsdeskundigen! Met medewerking van: Gert Aanhanen, TenneT, Stefan Lamboo & Michael van Leeuwen, Alliander en Robert van der Peet, Stedin.

Webinar 2: Top-Down engineering, gaat het er nu echt van komen?
Datum: vrijdag 10 september van 11:00 tot 12:00 uur. 
Link: Teams

De focus ligt op het leveranciers onafhankelijk engineeren middels de Helinks STS Top-Down engineering tool, welke voor het veldvervaningsprogramma van TenneT is gebruikt. Je wordt meegenomen in de configuratie workflow, vanaf het definiëren van een systeem (Top) tot het toepassen van verschillende IED’s om de functies uit te voeren (Down). De voor- en nadelen van deze manier van werken komen aan de orde. Ook leer je hier meer over substation configuration description (SCD) bestanden en hoe de IEC 60870-5-104 adressen hier een plaatsje in krijgen. De voordelen van een SCD waarin heel veel configuratiedata staat spaart veel tijd uit tijdens het engineeringsproces, maar zorgt ook dat typefouten verleden tijd zijn.
In dit webinar krijg je uit de eerste hand praktische ervaringen van Sindhuja Vijayaraghavan, Croonwolter&dros omtrent IEC 61850 Top-Down engineering mee. Een unieke kans!

Webinar 3: Update vanuit PSPC TU Delft
Datum: vrijdag 17 september van 11:00 tot 12:00 uur. 
Link: Teams

Marjan Popov, TU Delft neemt je mee in de uitkomsten van diverse onderzoeken die lopen binnen het Power System Protection Centre. Hij en zijn studenten presenteren noviteiten vanuit de wetenschappelijke wereld. 

Themadag 2022 
Wij hopen in april 2022 een themadag als vanouds te kunnen organiseren. Zou jij ook graag wat willen vertellen, of heb je suggesties voor een bepaald onderwerp? Of misschien heb je wel een bijzondere situatie meegemaakt en zou je daar wat over willen vertellen? Graag! Mail dan naar

Vriendelijke groeten,
Studiecomité CIGRE B5 Nederland

CIGRE C0 Meeting – System impacts of active prosumers & aggregation on 8 June 2021

Register: send an email to

Prosumers, active distribution systems, local flexibility, independent aggregators, distributed resources, local energy communities, peer-to-peer trading, these are some of the important buzz words in our industry today. The European Clean Energy Package has introduced rules aiming to accommodate such developments and these rules are now being implemented in the new Dutch energy act.

In this CIGRE C0 Meeting, we will discuss the system impacts of these developments. The meeting will be kicked off with two short presentations. One presentation by Ronald Jansen, senior policy officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate). He has been involved in the drafting of the new Dutch energy act. Ronald will explain what legal changes will be made to accommodate the new developments. The 2nd presentation will be given by Michiel Dorresteijn (senior consultant at Energy21). He has worked with Stedin on a market model (Layered Energy System) that aims to facilitate prosumers and local energy communities.

After that, the topics will be elaborated in four parallel subgroups with active participation from all attendees. Each group will get specific questions to address.
Finally, the results will be discussed in a plenary session.

CIGRE C0 is the cooperation of the Dutch CIGRE national committees C1, C2, C5 and C6. These four Study Committees focus on the system aspects of large power systems.


15:00: Start

  • Introduction by the Chair: Paul Giesbertz (Statkraft)
  • Update on recent CIGRE developments: Danny Klaar (TenneT)
  • Presentation: The new energy act; by Ronald Jansen (Ministry EZK) (in Dutch)
  • Presentation: Layered energy system pilots solving distribution grid issues; by Michiel Dorresteijn (Energy21)

    16 :00 : Break-out sessions
  • Sub-group 1 System Planning. Chair: Maksym Semenyuk (DNV)
    o What is the impact of active prosumers on system planning? Are new models and scenarios needed? How can TSOs/DSOs be better facilitated in their decision making process?
  • Sub-group 2: System Operation. Chair: Danny Klaar (TenneT)
    o Can distributed resources be used for congestion management? Can existing congestion management practices for the transmission grid be applied to distribution grids? Can distributed resources be used for system balancing without DSO involvement? Are new forms of cooperation between TSOs and DSOs needed?
  • Sub-group: 3: Markets and regulations. Chair Thijs Slot (DNV)
    o Which market arrangements and regulations are required to enable the transition? Does the new Dutch Energy Act enable these developments? Given these conditions: Which innovate business models are most promising? Does the new Dutch Energy Act sufficiently enable these business models? Are there business models that would be needed/ useful (from system perspective) but that are not enabled with this new Act? What could/ needs to change? More specific: How can distributed resources be used for congestion management without distorting the functioning of the market? Will the independent aggregator have a real added value or will retail suppliers offer similar services?
  • Sub-group 4: Technologies and digitalisation. Chair Irina Melnik (Alliander)
    o Are new platforms needed and for which functions? Are coordination tools needed for the use of distributed resources? Which configurations for e-mobility and charging are promising? What are the impacts of digitalisation on cyber security and are processes becoming too dependent on availability of platforms?

    16h30: Conclusions
  • Presentation of main findings of each sub-group
  • Plenary session

    17:00: Closure

Webinar ‘Impact of COVID on electrical power systems’ 2021

Register now for the webinar ‘Impact of COVID on electrical power systems’, 29 March from 14:00 – 15:30 (A collaborative webinar between CIGRE UK NGN and Young Cigre the Netherlands. Our webinar has the main goal to discuss types of developments and investments will be driven and motivated by the global pandemic, and conclusively what the future of the electrical grids are going to be in terms of directions as well as structures of grids.

10min, Introduction to UK NGN
30min, Dr. Mathaios Panteli and Dr. Matthias Noebels – ‘Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Resilient Are We?’
10min, Introduction to NL NGN
30min, Jan Vorrink BaSc, MBA – ‘Impact of COVID on electrical power system and the organisation of TenneT’
15min, panel discussion


‘Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Resilient Are We?’ – The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to our power networks, making us rethink and re-evaluate our understanding of power grid resilience. In this talk, Matthias Noebels and Mathaios Panteli will share their experiences on understanding, defining and assessing power grid resilience, highlighting the need to consider organisational resilience during unexpected events like pandemics. They will also present a data-driven resilience assessment of the UK electricity network during the Covid-19 pandemic using publicly available outage data from UK distribution network operators, shedding light on how resilient we really are to cope with severe network stresses and shocks.

‘Impact of COVID on electrical power system and the organisation of TenneT’ – The COVID-19 Pandemic had several significant effects on the Electrical Power system and the TSO in Europe. The presentation will give an overview of these effects and the mitigating measures that the TSO’s applied. It will explain the organisational measures and the coordination between the TSO’s and within the TSO.


Mathaios Panteli received the M.Eng. degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical power engineering from The University of Manchester, U.K., in 2013. He was a Lecturer in Resilient, Low-Carbon Energy Systems at The University of Manchester until December 2020, before moving to University of Cyprus as an Assistant Professor in January 2021. Mathaios is an IEEE Senior Member, an IET Chartered Engineer (CEng), the co-chair of the CIGRE WG C4.47 “Power System Resilience” and an active member of multiple IEEE working groups. He is also the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Newton Prize.

Matthias Noebels received the M.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 2015. He is currently in his final year of his Ph.D. degree at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks at The University of Manchester. His expertise lies in resilience analysis of power networks as well as developing strategies that can enhance resilience in case of natural hazards such as extreme weather.

Jan Vorrink is the head of the Control Centres Netherlands of TenneT TSO BV which is the Dutch Transmission System Operator. Mr. Vorrink has graduated as a Master in Business Administration and is an Engineer. He is working for Ten-neT since 2002 as a Manager in several departments. The activities of his de-partment include the operational Planning processes, Realtime processes and the balancing and settlement processes.

Next Generation Showcase 2021

The CIGRE Paris Session is one of the main international events in the power industry, bringing worldwide experts together to discuss about the power industry’s future. The CIGRE Centennial Paris Session, celebrating 100 years of collaboration, will be held in August 2021 in Paris.

The Next Generation Network (NGN) Showcase is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to present their work to leading experts from all around the world. The selected candidates from the Netherlands will have the chance to be a part of the Showcase event, as well as receive free tickets for the entire conference and support for transport and accommodation.

The CIGRE NGN Netherlands is happy to invite NGN NL members to prepare and submit their abstracts of proposed presentations for the upcoming CIGRE 2021 Session to the, by 11th of January 2021.

Topics for abstracts/presentations need to align with one of the 16 CIGRE Study Committees. Abstracts will be scored on technical content, relevance to the selected Study Committee, and presentation of the material (structure, figures, etc.).

The candidates are asked to provide the following documents and information:

  • Synopsys (abstract), explaining your research briefly, based on the template from this link
  • Presentation, based on the template from this link
  • Your name, age, university/faculty or company position, and contact information

The candidates do not need to submit a full paper for this event, this is for a showcase of presentations only. Furthermore, the research should be novel and not already published elsewhere.

You must be a CIGRE NL NGN member to apply. To join CIGRE NL NGN, follow this link.

*Note: the final decision over whether a presenter can have a slot at the Paris Session will remain with the respective Study Committee chair.

**For any further questions, you may contact

Virtual CIGRE Matchmaking event – 26 november 2020

Are you a student or young professional? Join us at the virtual CIGRE matchmaking on 26 November from 16:00 -17:30. Do you want to make the next step and become more active in CIGRE? To learn how CIGRE works and how to contribute to a study committee or working group? Do you want to meet other colleagues interested in the same topics? Do you want to have a chat with experienced and accomplished CIGRE members about your future in CIGRE?

Registration closes on Thursday 19 November, 2020.