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Registration will reopen at Versailles Palais des Congrès during the following opening Hours

Sunday 23 : 12h30 – 20h00
Monday 24 : 08h00 – 18h00
Tuesday 25 : 08h00 – 18h00
Wednesday 26 : 08h00 – 16h00

Payment onsite will be accepted by credit card only
Meet you at Jicable’19 conference

Registration to the conference includes: Access to the plenary, oral, and poster sessions Access to the exhibition Access to the Welcome Cocktail on Sunday June 23rd and to the coffee breaks Jicable’19 proceedings
Early Bird Rates
Up to May 1st
On Site Rates
Standard rate 900 € 1050 €
Member* 840 € 980 €
Academic 680 € 760 €
Academic Member* 630 € 710€
Jicable’s Soirée at the Abbaye Vaux de Cernay 100€
Visitor registration
Access to the exhibition and coffee breaks from June 24th to 26th
Sunday June 23rd2019, 13:30-17:00
Limited number of seats: reservation upon first come first served basis
T1 Fire issues for insulated cables installed in air 200€
T2 Long term performances of soil and backfill systems 200€
T3 Implementation of long AC and EHV cable systems 200€
T4 The use of DTS and RTTR, optical fibres, user interfaces, SCADA, case studies 200€
T5 Fault locationon land and submarine cable links (AC & DC) 200€
Thursday, June 27th2019
Limited number of seats: reservation upon first come first served basis
V1 Visit of the MV dispatching center for the city of Paris and visit of the parisian primary substation “Cardinet” 70€
V2 Visit of the R&D site “EDF Lab Les Renardières” 110€
VAT 20% included, to be paid by all participants |*individual Members of an organization which has supported the conference

*Please note that a membership certificate will be requested upon your arrival at The Palais des Congrés of Versailles.

Tutorials Registration Fees

Sunday, June 23rd 13:30 – 17:00

Tutorial T1 : Fire issues for insulated cables installed in air


The recent development of the practice to install HV cables in air has created a general concern regarding fire safety. When cables are directly buried, fire cannot spread due to the presence of soil and limited oxygen. Current experience shows that tunnels and substations can generate large fire and release significant quantities of smoke and heat. The consequences of such failures can propagate to the entire structure and cause significant technical and economic damage. Moreover, the intervention of fire brigade can be difficult, if not impossible, and can expose human lives to serious risk when trying to avoid a larger material disaster.

The Technical Brochure 720 analyses the risks that can lead to situations where fire can spread in an uncontrolled manner, being potentially harmful to people, workers and technical equipments, and describes the mitigation measures. These measures can be applied directly to the cable, to the installation or to the way the whole system is operated. The cost of managing the risk and consequences on the system in terms of rating and complexity, are also presented and discussed.

Tutorial T2 : Long term performance of soil and backfill systems

John Millar (Lead presenter)
Deepak Parmar
Walter Zenger

This tutorial summarizes the context and content of the findings of Cigré WG B1.41, which produced the Technical Brochure TB 714, “Long Term Performance of Soil and Backfill Systems”.

Participants will become familiar with the terminology and test methods associated with the installed thermo-mechanical environment of underground cables. The various types of installation will be covered, and the mechanisms behind thermal degradation, such as moisture migration, and their impact on rating will be explained.

Cable failures causing widespread interruption to supply may be few and far between, but background motivating this subject will be given, including a discussion on the changing nature of power flows in the power system. Two high profile cable failures in recent decades will be discussed, and advice on good installation practice offered in what is hoped will be a fruitful and interactive discussion of what lies ‘out of sight’ but not ‘out of mind’ for participants.

Tutorial T3 : lmplementation of long AC and EHV cable systems

by Volker Werle

The difficulties in installing new overhead lines are making it essential to consider the use of longer underground cable links, as demonstrated by the increasing numbers of long AC cable projects. At the same time, the development of off-shore facilities has created a demand for long submarine cables. There are still however technical challenges to consider whilst planning such cable installations.

This tutorial covers the practical issues relating to the system design, installation and monitoring of long HVAC Cables. Focus is made on the current state of development (SCFF cable vs XLPE cable, surge arrestors, reactive compensation, reliability of supply), challenges for implementation (hybrid circuits, EMF control), system design (reactive compensation, losses, sheath bonding), installation (construction, horizontal directional drilling, right of way), monitoring (temperature, route condition) and maintenance (fault location, route information).

Tutorial T4 : The use of DTS and RTTR, optical fibers, user interface, SCADA, case studies

By SMIT Jacco

At present, due to more uncertainty in the energy market and increasing loads in the power grids, a real-time thermal rating (RTTR) system and other measurement techniques aid the asset manager in making optimal decisions in operational and planning investments. Based on measurements, a grid operator can decide if a hotspot in network should be removed to increase the capacity or if the hotspot should be managed with a RTTR system. This enables the operator to understand the load and overload possibilities in real time and into the near future (few hours or days).

The currently predominant technology for thermal measurement on power cables is DTS (Distributed Temperature Sensing) often used in combination with a RTTR system.

The tutorial covers the following topics:

  • Where and why DTS and RTTR ?
  • In-depth explanation of DTS and RTTR
  • Optical fiber types and position
  • Calibration and testing
  • Aging and maintenance aspects
  • IT and SCADA
  • Literature survey
  • Case studies

Tutorial T5 : Fault location on land and submarine cable links (AC & DC)


The increasing number of land and submarine cable assets globally has created a focus on cable fault location capabilities. All faults in cable systems are different and cable fault location depends to a great extent on applying the appropriate technique or combination of techniques. Guidance is therefore required for engineers on the correct application of the various techniques available.

This tutorial covers the main issues to be studied in fault location of AC and DC land and submarine cables. It provides an overview of the various cable fault types that commonly occur, and a description of the main cable fault location techniques that can be applied. Design factors in cable systems that can help or hinder fault location are also discussed.

Aspects of emergency planning relevant to fault location for land and submarine cables are considered. Some of the innovative methods and alternatives to conventional fault location techniques are described. A focus is also made on the safety and training considerations.  Finally, a few case studies covering various real scenarios for fault location on land and submarine cables are presented.

Technical Visits Registration Fees

Boths visits require the participant ID to be uploading during the online registration. The same ID will be requested onsite before going to the visit. No picture allowed during the visits. Registration to the visits will close on June 1st.

Technical visit V1, Enedis

Thursday, June 27th June, 9:00 – 13:00

Visit of the Enedis MV dispatching center for the city of Paris and visit of the parisian primary substation « Cardinet »
The MV dispatching center of Paris (ACR) is the powergrid supervision system of the city.
After a brief introduction of the unique and specific distribution network of Paris, the automation systems and self-healing functions will be discussed.
A couple of blocks far away, the 225/20 kV Cardinet primary substation consists of a Gas Insulated Substation Busbar, of two 225/20 kV transformers of 70 MVA each and of many underground feeders (225 and 20 kV cables galleries).
All of the HV and MV equipments are located in the same building on different floors.

Duration: 1/2 day
Capacity: 30 people
Fee: 70 €, including transport to go


Technical visit V2, « Les Renardières »

Thursday, June 27th June, 9:00 – 18:00

EDF Power Networks Lab

Spread over more than 40 ha in the south of Paris, EDF’s site “Les Renardières” have a large number of test facilities, in particular installations with exceptional characteristics: test stands for electrical endurance cycles on cables or accessories, a climatic chamber with a volume of 1200 m3, a permanent strong test hall up to 50 kA and 300 m of 400 kV lines.
The laboratories perform short-circuits, electrical and mechanical endurance tests, dielectric and climatic tests on equipment in the development phase, type acceptance, reception or investigation. The laboratories are positioned as one of the major European testing laboratories, capable of carrying out tests according to current standards or according to specific programs requested by our customers.
The laboratories include “Concept Grid”, a full-scale smart grid test facility designed to anticipate and facilitate the transition from electricity distribution systems to smart grids.
Built as a closed circuit, but representing real power transmission grids, Concept Grid makes it possible to conduct a range of grid optimization scenarios in complete safety (with automatic reconfiguration response to faults, incorporation of renewables, optimization at peak demand, etc.). The many benefits offered by this test facility include the ability to conduct complex stress tests under challenging conditions, which would be impossible on a live network serving real-life customers.

Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 people
Fee: 110 €, including transport and lunch.