The Brazilian Committee on Production and Transmission of Electricity (Cigre-Brasil) is a non-profit, non-governmental society. It was founded in 1971 with the mission of promoting knowledge exchange and the technical and technological development in the field of electrical energy production, its transmission in high voltage and its distribution. Therefore, technical activities within Cigre are organized in 16 Study Committees dedicate to the different domains within the electrical power system such as equipment, technologies, system and materials. Four of those committees are gathered in the X WORKSPOT, 10th International Workshop on Power Transformers, Transmission and Distribution Equipment, Substations, Materials and Emerging Technologies. The main topics of those committees are described below:
The scope of A2 includes specification, design, construction, manufacturing, operation, maintenance and life management of any type and application of transformers and reactors such as, but not exclusively, GSU transformers, network transformers, converter transformers, phase shifters, industrial transformers. Transformer’s components and accessories are also within the scope of A2.
Study committee A3 focus on theory, design, construction and operation of all the switching devices, breakers and current limiters, surge arresters, capacitors, disconnectors, equipment’s and buses’ isolator switches and instrument transformers.
The scope of B3 includes substation design, erection and maintenance as well as power plants electrical installation, excluding generators.
Transversal committee D1 evaluate and characterize materials, new and traditional, which are applied across power system technologies. Diagnostic, technical assessment and emerging technologies with mid- long term impact over the system are within the scope of D1.