List of Addressed Topics and Sub-topics

  • Materials characterization: electric, physical and chemical
  • New materials for cables and accessories
  • Ageing laws: methods, experimentation, validity
  • Design adaptation to deal with new operating conditions
  • Design of dynamic cables
  • Technologies compatibility between cable and substation equipment
  • Steady state rating, dynamic current rating and RTTR
  • Design for both AC and DC
  • Electrical, thermal and thermo-mechanical design
  • Sheath bonding, grounding and protection
  • Cable characteristics and cable modelling
  • AC resistance of conductors
  • Associated computer codes and validation
  • Voltage and current system coordination
  • Waterproofing issues
  • Issues related to cable integration in networks
  • Development tests, evaluation, pre-qualification tests, type tests, acceptance and after laying tests
  • Definitions
  • Selection criteria
  • Validity
  • Low frequency testing
  • PD testing as an asset management tool
  • Testing of accessories and conductor connectors
  • Miscellaneous methods of testing
  • Methods for assessing the properties and characteristics of materials and possible impacts on the performances of cables and accessories with time
  • Monitoring
  • On-line diagnosis of materials
  • Fault location
  • Methods of examination
  • Cable diagnostics requirements in electrical tests after both installation and repair work
  • Diagnostics in assessing technical condition of cable circuits
  • Analytics and health index calculation
  • Impact of cables and installation on the environment (overhead, underground, submarine)
  • New material, environmentally concerned design
  • End-of-life treatment methods
  • Lifecycle analysis, footprint measurement methods
  • Regulations impacts on cables and their materials
  • Magnetic field limitation and health effects
  • Coexistence of cables and nearby systems (eg. Telecommunications) / Shared structures
  • Impact of the environment on cable systems (tropical, etc.)
  • Corrosion protection
  • De-rating in metallic structures
  • Specific technologies
  • LV and MV cables and accessories (insulated underground and overhead networks)
  • Fire issues for insulated cables
  • Resilience / Vulnerability to climate hazards
  • Smart Grid and new Grids cable systems
  • Impacts of Electric Vehicles and other new needs of electrical energy on cables and distribution networks
  • Developments in manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Quality assurance to ensure reliability and availability
  • Laying methods, experience in service and quality assurance, comparative performances of cables buried with and without mechanical protection
  • Operating conditions, thermo-mechanical behaviour, reliability, failure analysis, operating life extension
  • Use of telecommunication cables in conjunction with LV and MV cable circuits, powerline communications
  • Standardization
  • HV and EHV AC cables and accessories
  • Integration in networks
  • Prevention of third party damages
  • New developments in manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Fire issues for insulated cables
  • Risk assessment of cable systems
  • Quality assurance to ensure reliability and availability
  • Technical and economical optimisation (high stresses, taking into account reliability, availability, temperature in normal, overload and short-circuit conditions, etc.)
  • Laying methods, technical specifications, shared installation structures, quality assurance, prevention of third party damages, new innovative laying methods with reduction of the duration of works and of the disturbance of the side residents
  • Operating conditions, maintenance, service experience, reliability, failure analysis, operating life extension, improving performances and operating at design limits, upgrading and uprating
  • Use of telecommunications cables in conjunction in HV and EHV links, powerline communications
  • Standardization
  • DC cables and accessories
  • New developments in manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Integration in AC networks and benefits of DC systems
  • Cable and converters consistent design
  • Change from AC to DC
  • Fire issues for insulated cables
  • Risk assessment of cables systems
  • Insuring reliability and availability of DC links
  • Technical and economical optimisation (high stresses, taking into account reliability, availability, temperature in normal, overload and short-circuit conditions, etc.)
  • Laying methods, technical specifications, shared installation structures, quality assurance, prevention of third party damages, new innovative laying methods with reduction of the duration of works and of the disturbance of the side residents
  • Operating conditions, maintenance, service experience, reliability, failure analysis, operating life extension, improving performances and operating at design limits, upgrading and uprating
  • Use of telecommunications cables in conjunction in HV and EHV links, powerline communications
  • Standardization
  • Phenomena associated at the interfaces, cables and accessories
  • Transition joints
  • Space charge measurements (interfaces and materials)
  • Aging and reliability
  • Simulations and numerical models
  • Testing: investigation, development, qualification, type tests, routine and sample tests…
  • Qualification procedures including extension of qualification
  • POE Power over Ethernet
  • Hybrid LV cables (power and optical fibers)
  • AC and DC cable systems
  • Cable systems for offshore wind power plants and oil platforms
  • Integration in the network
  • Laying, embedding and protection techniques
  • Dynamic cables (design, manufacturing, operation, repair)
  • Reliability and Availability of submarine links (including Quality Assurance of both design, manufacturing and installation)
  • Risks and opportunities from integrated optical fibers in cables
  • Risk assessment of cables systems
  • Technical and economical optimization
  • Repair technologies and organization (costs, methods, contracts, spare part policies, risk assessment)
  • About fault location
  • Mechanical testing
  • Operating conditions, feedback
  • Emerging technologies to reduce environmental footprints during manufacturing, operation and end of life
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Bio-materials
  • Temporary or mobile HV and EHV links
  • Monitoring systems for dynamic line rating
  • Emerging new terminations for connecting substations and overhead lines
  • Cables systems and BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • Geographic Information System (GIS), 3D visualisation
  • Non-contact identification of components (RFID, IOT…) on underground cables networks
  • Development of compact substations
  • Digitalization (design, manufacturing, installation, operation … ) of electrical systems
  • Gas-insulated cables (SF6 and other gases)
  • Superconducting links
  • Other new underground power transmission systems
  • Integration of long cables (high power) in networks (compensation, static stability and dynamics of networks, distribution of the power flows)
  • Long length DC lines for bulk power transmission (tens of km to hundred km), how to ensure reliability and availability?
  • Risk Assessment and management of cable systems
  • Feedback and operating experience on cable systems
  • Management of data received from diagnostic tests and monitoring systems
  • Big Data report of experience
  • Remaining life estimation in different environments: temperature, electric fields, ionizing irradiations…
  • Predictive Analytics and Asset Health Indexing
  • Maintenance and refurbishment of cable systems
  • Diagnostic methods used in cable networks and their economic impact
  • Life extension
  • Decision making for cable replacement policies
  • Spare part policies, compatibilities of spare parts for repairs
  • Economic, total cost of cable systems
  • Cost reduction and optimisation of cable systems
  • Technologies and installation (cables for power plants, for buildings, for construction works, industrial cables, rolling Stock, railway, marine, medical…)
  • Other Special Cables: aerospace, automotive, lift and crane cables, oil & gas, airport beaconing cables for control systems…
  • Substation cables, generation station cables, LV secondary cables, …
  • Cables with improved fire behaviour and fire resistance
  • Cables submitted to harsh external conditions: high mechanical stresses, chemical attack, ionizing irradiations