International colloquium on Lightning and Power system

International colloquium on Lightning and Power system
June 27 - 29, 2016
Bologna, Italy 
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The Colloquium is organized by the Italian National Committee of CIGRE with cooperation from SCs A3 (HV Equipment), B1 (Insulated Cables), B2 (Overhead Lines) B3 (Substations), and B4 (HVDC and Power Electronics). The three-day event will include two days of report/paper presentation followed by a Tutorials session. The Colloquium will take place at the School of Architecture and Engineering University of Bologna located in close vicinity of Bologna city center.

Bologna is known as one of the most picturesque cities in Italy, combining harmoniously modernity and tradition, history and smart city European paradigm. Bologna has an international airport and can easily be reached from other countries.

The Colloquium is aimed at bringing together CIGRE experts from around the world joined by regional engineers, managers and researchers to facilitate exchange of knowledge, experience and information towards further understanding phenomena associated with lightning and implementation of protective measures against its effect on electric power systems.

Engineering fraternities such as the CIGRE Study Committee C4 has an important role to play in expanding the knowledge on lightning and in identifying cost-effective solutions to minimize the impacts of lightning on power systems and thus the customers. We firmly believe that this colloquium will provide benefits to the electric power industry and therefore would like to encourage participants to share their knowledge and experience in lightning and lightning protection related to electric power systems.