Up-to-date conference schedule is available:

Keynote lectures

Jerzy Buchacz
DGA monitoring systems, CIGRE Working Group D1/A2.47
Monday, 26 August 16:00

Janos Toth
CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Enginomix Consulting
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Structures for Transmission Lines, CIGRE Working Group B2.61
Wednesday, 28 August 8:30

Ralf Pietsch
CIGRE chairman of the CIGRE D1 study committee
Overview of Future Grid Technology Trends
Friday, 30 August 13:00


Konstantin Papailiou
50/60 Hz magnetic field and health
Tuesday, 27 August 14:30 – 16:00

Special session

Thursday, 29 August 8:30 – 13:00


Laboratory Visit – Friday, 30 August
from 15:30 to 16:30 and from 17:00 to 18:00 for maximum 40 participants/tour
address: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, building V1 – ground floor, 1111 Budapest, Egry J. street 18 – no organized transfer is provided -the participation is free of charge, express of interest should be sent not later than 25 August to

High Voltage Laboratory Budapest
The High Voltage Laboratory at BME was founded in 1936 with the purpose to investigate the insulation of the high voltage equipment of the transmission lines. The installation of the first 250 kV transformers was soon followed by a 1000 kV impulse generator. In the 1970s when Hungary introduced the 750 kV overhead line, the laboratory was equipped with a 600 kV test transformer and a 750 kV impulse generator, too. Later the equipment of the laboratory was supplemented with many additional facilities, like an artificial rain and UV chamber, furnaces for thermal ageing, overhead lines to practice live-line maintenance on middle and high voltage, static safe workplace and a Tesla coil. The laboratory has become a center of research and education in the field of electrostatics. Atmospheric electrostatics have been in focus from the beginnings, and research was expanded shortly to industrial electrostatics (both passive and active). The main research areas of the laboratory are electrostatic discharges, lightning protection, live line-maintenance, dynamic line rating, insulation diagnostics and EMC. The program includes spectacular demonstrations about our research fields.



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