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CIGRE SC B1

Pierre ARGAUT
CIGRE Study Committee B1
Insulated Cables

Mumbai, February 2015

CIGRE Technical Committee


CIGRE Study Committees
Technical
Committee
Coordination

Study
Committees

TC coordinates the SCs

SC Members nominated by
National Committees
SCs manage studies in their
field of interest with the help of
AGs
WGs are operational arms

Working Groups

CIGR Study Committees


Rotating Electrical
Machines
SC A1
Insulated Cables
SC B1

Transformers
SC A2

HVDC & Power


Electronics
SC B4

Substations
SC B3

Overhead Lines
SC B2

High-Voltage
Equipment
SC A3
Protection &
Automation
SC B5

System Development &


Economics
SC C1

System Control &


Operation
SC C2

System Environmental
Performance
SC C3

System Technical
Performance
SC C4

Electricity Markets &


Regulation
SC C5

Distribution Systems &


Dispersed Generation
SC C6

Materials & Emerging


Technologies
SC D1
SC = Study Committee

Information Systems &


Telecommunications
SC D2

Cables within CIGRE:


SC B1 (Insulated Cables)
Founded in 1927 (87 years old)
24 Members and 14 Observer Members
312 experts in the Working Bodies
(AG&WG)
427 seats in Working Bodies (AG&WG)
Around 175 publications since 1969

Chairmen & Secretaries


Chairmen

Chairmen & Secretaries


Secretaries

Yves Maugain (France)


2000-2012
Michel Pays (France)
199- 2000

Alain Gille (Belgium)


2012-

Cables within CIGRE:


SC B1 (Insulated Cables)

Scope of Work :The Whole Cable Life Cycle

SC Chairman Pierre Argaut


Secretary Alain Gille
AG Strategic: SAG

Current SC B1
Organisation
AG and WG

WG B1.11 Upgrading and uprating of existing cable


systems Frdric Lesur

AG Customer: CAG
WG B1.23 Impact of EMF on current ratings and cable
systems Harry Orton TB 559 Disb

AG Prospective: PAG

AG Tutorial and Publication: TAG


JWG B1/B3.33 Feasibility of a common, dry type

WG B1.27 Tests on XLPE AC submarine cables from


170 V to 500 kV Anders Gustafsson
TB 490 Disb
WG B1.28 On site Partial Discharges Assessment
Mark Fenger

interface for GIS and Power Cables Pierre Mirebeau

JTF SC B1/ICC Interactions between CIGRE SC B1 and


IEEE/PES Walter Zenger

WG B1.36 Life cycle assessment and environmental


impact of underground cable system Aude Laurens
WG B1.37 Guide operation of fluid filled cable systems
Colin Peacock
WG B1.38 After laying tests on AC and DC cable
systems with new techniques Marc Fenger
WG B1.39 On Shore Generation Cable Connection
Olivier Moreau
WG B1.40 Offshore generation Cable Connection
Christian Jensen
WG B1.42 Testing of HVDC Transition Joints
Gunnar Evenset

WG B1.29 Guidelines for maintaining the integrity of


XLPE transmission cable accessories Eugene Bergin
TB 560 disb
WG B1.30 Cable systems electrical characteristics
Christian Royer/Eric Dorison TB 531 Disb
WG B1.31 Testing of superconducting cable systems
David Lindsay TB 538 Disb
WG B1.32 Recommendations for testing DC extruded
cable systems up to 500 kV Bjorn Sanden TB 496 Disb
WG B1.34 Mechanical forces in large cross section cable
systems Johannes Kaumanns
WG B1.35 Guide for cable rating calculations
Frank de Wild
WG B1.43 Mechanical Testing of Submarine cables
Marc Jeroense

SC B1 Organisation
SC Chairman Pierre Argaut
Secretary Alain Gille
AG Strategic : SAG

Most recent WGs


Working Groups launched in August 2012 in Paris

AG Customer: CAG
AG Prospective: PAG
AG Tutorial and Publication:TAG

WG

Launched
On Sept 4th
2013 in
Brasil

WG B1.41 Long Term


Performance of soil and backfill
of Cable Systems. Walter Zenger

JWG B1/B3.49 Feasibility of a


common,
dryFeasibility
type interface
for
JWG B1/B3.33
of a common,
dryGIS
type
and
Power
Cables
Mirebeau
interface
for GIS
and Power Pierre
Cables Pierre
Mirebeau
WG B1.45 Thermal Monitoring
Hardware of Cable Circuits & Man
Machine Interface. Blandine Hennuy
WG B1.46 Conductor Connectors:
Mechanical and Electrical Tests.
Milan Uzelac
WG B1.47 Implementation of Long
AC EHV Cable Systems.
Ken Barber
WG B1.48 Trenchless Technologies.
Eugene Bergin

WG B1.42 Testing of Transition


Joints between HVDC Cables
with Lapped and Extruded
Insulation. Gunnar Evenset
WG B1.44 Work under Induced
Voltages and Induced Currents
including Link Boxes. Caroline Bradley

SC B1 Organisation
NEW WORK ITEMS decided in 2013
to prepare 2014 Decision
SC Chairman Pierre Argaut
Secretary Alain Gille
AG Strategic : SAG
AG Customer: CAG
AG Prospective: PAG
AG Tutorial and Publication:TAG
These NEW WORKS Items have been
submitted to SC Decision on Thursday
August 28th, 2014
TF B1.50 SVL and bonding systems:
Pierre Mirebeau

TF B1.51 Fire issues for cable installed


in air : Giovanni Pozzati

TF B1.52 Fault location on land and


submarine links (AC and DC): Robert
Donaghy

TF B1.53 Preventing installation related


cable damages: Frank de Wild

Strategic Plan of SC B1
Technical Directions
The technical strategies of SC B1 for the ten years to come are fully aligned on the four
Technical directions adopted by the Technical Committee:

The Future Power


System

Best Use of the


Existing System

Environment and
Sustainability

Information for
technical and non
technical audiencies

Technical Direction 1
In Electra 256 dated June 2011, a CIGRE
white paper titled ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE detailed the
Ten Technical Issues associated to this
prospect.

The 10 Technical Issues

TI1:Active Distribution Networks resulting in bidirectional flows within distribution level and to
the upstream network
TI2:The application of advanced metering and resulting massive need for exchange of
information
TI3:The growth in the application of HVDC and power electronics at all voltage levels and its
impact on power quality, system control, and system security, and standardisation
TI4:The need for the development and massive installation of energy storage systems, and the
impact this can have on the power system development and operation.
TI5:New concepts for system operation and control to take account of active customer
interactions and different generation types
TI6:New concepts for protection to respond to the developing grid and different characteristics
of generation
TI7:New concepts in planning to take into account increasing environmental constraints, and
new technology solutions for active and reactive power flow control
TI8:New tools for system technical performance assessment, because of new Customer,
Generator and Network characteristics
TI9:Increase of right of way capacity and use of overhead, underground and subsea
infrastructure, and its consequence on the technical performance and reliability of the network
TI10: An increasing need for keeping Stakeholders aware of the technical and commercial
consequences and keeping them engaged during the development of the network of the future.

Type

Number

Title

Main Technical Issue

Main Strategic Direction

Distribution issues

JWG

B1/B3.33

Feasibility of a common, dry type interface


between GIS and power cables of 52kV
and above

TI 9

SD 1

No

WG

B1.11

Upgrading and Uprating of underground


cables

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

WG

B1.28

On site Partial Discharges Assessment

TI 8

SD 2

Yes

WG

B1.30

Review of Cable Systems Electrical


Characteristics

TI 8

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.34

Mechanical forces in large cross section


cable systems

TI 9

SD 1 & SD 2

Yes

WG

B1.35

Guide for rating calculations of HV Cables

TI 9

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.36

TI 7

SD 3

Yes

TI 9

SD 2

No

TI 8

SD 1

Yes

TI 1 & 9 &10

SD 1

Yes

TI 9 &10

SD 1

Yes

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 3

SD 1

No

TI 9

SD 1

Yes

TI 9

SD 1

Yes

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 9

SD 1

No

Trenchless Technologies

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

Standard design of a common, dry type


plug-in interface for GIS and power cables
up to 145 kV

TI 9

SD 1

No

Life cycle assessment and environmental


impact of underground cable systems

WG

B1.37

WG

B1.38

WG

B1.39

Guide for the operation of fluid filled cable


systems

After laying tests on AC and DC cable


systems with new technologies
On shore generation cable connections

WG

B1.40
Off shore generation cable connections

WG

B1.41

WG

B1.42

WG

B1.43

WG

B1.44

WG

B1.45

WG

B1.46

Long term performance of soil and backfill


of cable systems

Testing of transition joints between HVDC


cables with lapped and extruded insulation
up to 500 kV

Recommendations for mechanical testing


of submarine cables
Work on cable systems under induced
voltages or currents

Thermal Monitoring Hardware of Cable


Circuits & Man Machine Interface

Conductor Connectors: Mechanical and


Electrical Tests (Technical Direction 1).

WG

B1.47

WG

B1.48

JWG

B1/B3.49

Implementation of Long AC HV & EHV


Cable Systems

Type

Number

JWG

B1/B3.33

WG

Title

Main Technical Issue

Main Strategic Direction

Distribution issues

Feasibility of a common, dry type interface between GIS and


power cables of 52kV and above

TI 9

SD 1

No

B1.11

Upgrading and Uprating of underground cables

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

WG

B1.28

On site Partial Discharges Assessment

TI 8

SD 2

Yes

WG

B1.30

Review of Cable Systems Electrical Characteristics

TI 8

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.34

Mechanical forces in large cross section cable systems

TI 9

SD 1 & SD 2

Yes

WG

B1.35

Guide for rating calculations of HV Cables

TI 9

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.36

Life cycle assessment and environmental impact of underground


cable systems

TI 7

SD 3

Yes

WG

B1.37

Guide for the operation of fluid filled cable systems

TI 9

SD 2

No

WG

B1.38

After laying tests on AC and DC cable systems with new


technologies

TI 8

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.39

On shore generation cable connections

TI 1 & 9 &10

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.40

Off shore generation cable connections

TI 9 &10

SD 1

Yes

WG

B1.41

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 3

SD 1

No

TI 9

SD 1

Yes

TI 9

SD 1

Yes

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 9

SD 1

No

TI 9

SD 2

Yes

TI 9

SD 1

No

Long term performance of soil and backfill of cable systems


WG

B1.42

WG

B1.43

Testing of transition joints between HVDC cables with lapped


and extruded insulation up to 500 kV
Recommendations for mechanical testing of submarine cables

WG

B1.44

Work on cable systems under induced voltages or currents


WG

B1.45

WG

B1.46

Thermal Monitoring Hardware of Cable Circuits & Man Machine


Interface

Conductor Connectors: Mechanical and Electrical Tests


WG

B1.47

WG

B1.48

JWG

B1/B3.49

Implementation of Long AC HV & EHV Cable Systems


Trenchless Technologies
Standard design of a common, dry type plug-in interface for GIS
and power cables up to 145 kV

Some Recent Publications of SCB1

2004

247

2004

250

2005

279

2006

303

2007

338

2008

358

2008

351

Optimization of power transmission capability of UG cable


systems using thermal monitoring
Technical and environmental issues regarding the
integration of a new HV UG cable system in the network
Maintenance of HVAC UG cable and accessories
Revision of qualification procedures for HV and EHV AC
extruded UG cable systems
Statistics on UG cable in transmission networks
Remaining life management of existing HV AC underground
lines
Application of long high capacity GIL in structures

2009

379

Update of Service experience on UG and submarine cables

2009

398

Third party damages on UG and submarine cables

2010

403

Cable systems in multipurpose or shared structures

2010

415

Test Procedures for HV Transition Joints for Rated Voltages


30kV up to 500kV

Some Recent Publications of SCB1

2004

247

2004

250

2005

279

2006

303

2007

338

2008

358

2008

351

Optimization of power transmission capability of UG cable


systems using thermal monitoring
Technical and environmental issues regarding the
integration of a new HV UG cable system in the network
Maintenance of HVAC UG cable and accessories
Revision of qualification procedures for HV and EHV AC
extruded UG cable systems
Statistics on UG cable in transmission networks
Remaining life management of existing HV AC underground
lines
Application of long high capacity GIL in structures

2009

379

Update of Service experience on UG and submarine cables

2009

398

Third party damages on UG and submarine cables

2010

403

Cable systems in multipurpose or shared structures

2010

415

Test Procedures for HV Transition Joints for Rated Voltages


30kV up to 500kV

SCB1 Most Recent Publications (2011- mid 2013)

Most recent Publications


WG B1.25: Advanced design of metal laminated coverings (February 2011)
TB 446
WG B1.22 : Cable accessory workmanship on extruded HV cables (October
2011) TB 476
WG B1.27: Recommendations for testing of long AC submarine cables for
extruded insulation for system voltage above 30 (36) to 500
(550) kV (February 2012) TB 490
WG B1.32: Recommendations for testing DC extruded cable systems for
power transmission at a rated voltage up to 500 kV (April
2012) TB 496
WG B1.30: Cable systems Electrical Characteristics ( April 2013) TB 531
WG B1.31:Testing of HTSC Cable systems (June 2013) TB 538
WG B1.23: Impact of EMF on current ratings and cable systems (Dec 2013)
TB 559
WG B1.29:Guidelines for maintaining the integrity of XLPE transmission
cable accessories (Dec 2013) TB 560

Technical Brochures expected soon

WG B1.11:Upgrading and uprating of existing cable systems: January


2015: TB 606
WG B1.28:On site Partial Discharge Assessment: December 2014 or early
2015
JWG B1.B3.33:Feasibility of a common, dry-type interface for GIS and
Power Cables of 52 kV and above : TB approved by B1 and B3 : January
2015 (late request from B3):TB 605
WG B1.40:Offshore generation Cable Connection :December 2014 or early
2015
WG B1.42:Testing of Transition Joints between HVDC Cables with Lapped
and Extruded Insulation : December 2014 or early 2015

Last Session in Paris August 25-29, 2014


2014 Dairy for B1 cable experts
Poster Session of SC B1 chaired by W.Boone (Great Success: 324 visitors)

Review of
contributions

Discussion
Group
Meeting

Annual SC
B1 Meeting

Great
Review of
incidents/
Afternoon
New SC B1 contributions
members

Discussion
Group
Meeting

Annual SC
B1 Meeting

Morning

Opening
panel

Discussion Group of SC B1
33 Papers
1 Special report from Anders Gustafsson (Sweden)
Around 50 prepared Contributions from 18 countries
62 spontaneous Contributions
464 visitors
Athens , December 2014

Poster
Session

Meeting of SC B1:
3 new WG
1 new TF

Discussion Group Meeting


Took place on Wednesday August 27th
464 visitors and Average attendance of 300/350
Special Report from Anders Gustafsson (SW)

3 Preferential Subjects
15 Questions
52 Prepared Contributions
62 Spontaneous Contributions
One invited Contribution from SC D1
One invited Contribution from ICC
Proceedings soon available on CIGRE Website for
delegates

Some B1 Statistics (August 2014)


To cover the activities of SC B1, 312 Experts in SC and 30 AGs, WGs,
TFs, JWG (2013: 279, 2012: 255, 2011: 209, 2010: 194, 2009: 191, 2008:
170, 2007: 158, 2006: 132, 2005: 110). Still great growth !!!
Regarded as a 427 (2013: 406, 2012: 363, 2011: 289, 2010: 264, 2009: 264,
2008: 238, 2007: 228, 2006: 199, 2005: 174) experts community,
Concentration on some experts :
From Manufacturers (186), Utilities (129), Consultants (55),
Institute (37), Universities (20)
From Europe (280), America (64), Asia (54), Oceania (21)
& Africa (8)
35 ladies (2013: 27, 2012: 20, 2011: 10), 36 contributions
Conveners sharing well balanced (13 countries for 22 SC B1 Working
Bodies)
21 Young Experts (2013: 15, 2012: 11)

SC B1 Decisions
SC Chairman Pierre Argaut
Secretary Alain Gille
AG Strategic
AG Customer: E.Bergin
AG Prospective: M.Marelli
AG Tutorial and Publication:
W.Boone

WORK UNDER STUDY for decision


to be taken in 2015 in Norway
TF B1.54 Behavior of cable systems
under large disturbances (earthquake,
storm, flood, fire, landslide,
climate change) (Orton /2014-2015)

NEW WORK ITEMS decided in 2014


WG B1.50 SVL and bonding
systems (design, testing,
operation and monitoring)
(Tiebin Zhao/2014-2017)
WG B1.51 Fire issues for
cable installed in air
(Maioli/2014-2017)
WG B1.52 Fault location on
land and submarine links (AC
and DC) (Donaghy/2014-2017)

New Working Groups Decided in 2014


WG B1.50 SVL and bonding systems
(design, testing, operation and monitoring)
(Tiebin Zhao-US /2014-2017)
WG B1.51 Fire issues for cable installed
in air (Paolo Maioli-Italy/2014-2017)
WG B1.52 Fault location on land and
submarine links (AC and DC) (Robert
Donaghy-Ireland/2014-2017)

PS for 2016 as submitted to TC

PS 1 : Feedback from newly installed or upgraded underground and


submarine AC and DC cable systems

Design, installation techniques with improved safety in induced voltages and current
configurations, operation

Advances in testing and relevant experience

Lessons learnt from permitting, consent and implementation of mitigation measures

PS 2: Best use of existing T&D cable systems

Condition assessment and Diagnostic testing of cable systems

Trends in monitoring cables and accessories

Upgrading methodologies and related experiences

Trends in maintenance strategies, remaining life and asset management

PS 3: Insulated cables in the Network of the Future.

New functionalities expected from cable systems

Advances in modelling

Innovative Cables , Accessories and Systems

Environmental challenges for future Cable Systems

Longer lengths and Higher voltage levels for AC and DC Cables

Preferential Subjects for 2016

PS 1 : Feedback from newly installed or upgraded cable systems

PS 2: Best use of existing cable systems

Design, installation, operation and techniques to improve safety from induced voltages
and currents
Advances in testing and relevant experience
Lessons learnt from permitting, consent and implementation of mitigation measures
Condition assessment, diagnostic testing and monitoring of cable systems and
accessories
Upgrading methodologies and related experience
Trends in maintenance strategies, remaining life assessment and asset management

PS 3: Insulated cables in the Power System of the Future.

New functionalities, innovative cable designs, accessories and systems


Advances in modelling
Environmental challenges for future cable systems
Longer lengths and higher voltage levels for AC and DC Cables

Activities of SC B1 towards Strandardization

IEC TC 20 is one of the major Target Groups of SC B1: the Customer Advisory Group of
SC B1 is Target Group oriented

It is one of the very first priorities of SC B1 to have a strong and efficient liaison with IEC TC
20: this is stated in SC B1 Strategic Plan and approved by CIGRE TC Chairman

Strategic decisions of SC B1 are made in Strategic Advisory Group meetings

The B1 Strategic Advisory Group meetings prepare the recommendations for future
activity of SC B1

Next meeting of SC B1 SAG meeting is scheduled in early march 2015: expectations from
TC 20 will be taken into account at this time

One member of the Strategic Advisory Group of SC B1 is dedicated to this liaison: Pierre
Mirebeau (France)

SCB1 is available and ready to produce recommendations for further Standardization

TC 20 is permanently invited to attend annual SCB1 meetings

Any measure to stengthen our relation is welcome

Some examples of Recent Collaboration


SCB1/TC 20

New edition of IEC 60840 (2011-11) and


IEC 62067 (2011-11) published
WG B1-06: TB 303

Current Collaboration
Future revision of IEC 60840 and IEC 62067 :
2014 2017 (5 years stability) and IEC TC20 WG16
issues
WG B1-10 : TB 379 Update of service experience
WG B1-22 : TB 476 Workmanship of accessories
WG B1-24 : TB 415 Tests for HV transition joints
WG B1-25: TB 446 Advanced design of
laminated metallic coverings
WG B1-28: PD testing (soon available)
WG B1-38 : After laying tests (to come)

Current Collaboration

Future revision of IEC 60287: 2014 2017 (5 yrs stability)


WG B1-08 : TB 403 Multipurpose or shared structures (cable tunnels)
WG B1-26 : TB 347 Earth potential rises in specially bonded screen systems
WG B1-23 : TB 559

Impact of EMF on current ratings and cable systems

New edition of IEC 60287-3-2 (2012-07)


WG B1-35 : Guide for rating calculations common members/topics from WG19
WG B1-41: Issues regarding soil thermal characteristics

Future Collaboration
Future development of standards (1) - HV DC
WG B1-32: TB 496 Testing HVDC extruded cable systems
for up to 500 kV (WG D1.23)
WG B1-42: Testing for DC Transition Joints up to 500 kV
(soon available)

Future development of standards (2) - Submarine


AC Submarine cables
WG B1-27: TB 490 Test recommendations on XLPE
submarine cables from 170 kV to 500 kV
WG B1-43: Mechanical testing of submarine cables ( soon
available)

Future Collaboration
Future development of standards (3)
- On shore / off shore generation connections
WG B1-39 : on shore generation cable connections
WG B1-40: off shore generation cable connections (soon
ready to publication)

Future development of standards (4) - UHV

Future Collaboration
IEC TR 62125 Environmental impact
(revision in IEC TC20 MT20)
WG B1-36: LCA and Environmental impact of
underground cable systems
JWG C3/B2/B1.13: Environmental issues of HV
Transmission lines in relation to rural and urban areas

Mechanical Connectors IEC 61238


- WG B1-34: Mechanical forces in large cross
section cable systems
- WG B1-46: Conductor Connectors (Electrical
and Mechanical Tests)

Conclusions

Thank you for your attention!


Any questions?

Athens, December, 2014