SC D2 Mission

CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is one of the leading worldwide Organizations on Electric Power Systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organisational and regulatory aspects.

A permanent, non-governmental, non-profit International Organisation based in France, it was founded in 1921, in accordance with CIGRE aims.

SC D2 has as a Mission:

To facilitate and promote the progress of engineering on information and telecommunications systems for electric power systems, as well as the international exchange of information and knowledge in those fields. To add value to this information and knowledge by means of summarizing state-of-the-art practices and developing recommendations and to make managers, decision-makers and regulators (between other stakeholders) in the EPI sector aware of its work.

Domains of Activity

In a broad sense, the specification, design, engineering, installation, commissioning, performance, operation, maintenance and management aspects on the following items are covered:

The telecommunication and information needs and services in the EPI (for operational and non-operational applications) such as speech, data, high-speed data, video, video-conferencing, Internet, telecontrol et cetera either in fixed or mobile environments.

The networks, media and devices needed to support the abovementioned services.

The transmission methods and the networking required to fulfil in an efficient way those EPI needs.

The processes on data collection, validation, storage, retrieval and management.

The requirements on information and telecommunication systems and services: flow-control, security, economy, transparency, regulation, quality, delay, integrity et cetera.

Additionally, it implies:

Provision of technical work to support the activities of international standardisation bodies related with its scope.

Monitoring of the emerging technologies to evaluate (in advance) their possible impact on the EPI. Organising and carrying out studies upon the relevant issues.

A continuous adaptation of its focus to the current and future needs of networks, customers and players inside the EPI in the fields of its competence.