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CIGRE-IEC 2019 Conference on EHV and UHV (AC&DC)

-New Trends in Advanced Technologies for Efficient, Economical and Resilient Power Systems-
Hakodate, Japan - April 23-26 2019

The 5th International Conference on EHV and UHV in association with CIGRE and IEC will bring together key players in the electric power systems sector: Transmission and substation engineers, generation engineers, system operators, designers, manufacturers, contractors, regulators, research institutions, testing laboratories and universities. The conference is a unique forum to share exciting new research and breakthroughs, raise issues or questions, discuss future directions and network with leading professionals from all over the world. A technical visit to LCC and VSC types HVDC converter stations of EPDC (J-Power) and Hokkaido EPCO will be organized on Friday April 26, 2019.

Topics of special interest

Systems and Transmission Lines

  • Sophisticated insulation coordination
  • Weatherability design
  • Cable system: Design, new types of cables, accessoriesand applications
  • Compact and affordable transmission line design
  • New solutions for substation layout and design
  • Environmental friendly transmission lines/ substations/converter stations

Design of Equipment

  • Transformers
  • Instrument transformers
  • Surge arresters of advanced protective level
  • Compact switchgear
  • New technology and sustainability of transmission line components
  • Latest converter technology

Operational Experience

  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance and asset management
  • Safety and risk management
  • Off- and onshore transmission
  • Optimum transmission line/substation/converter station operation

Testing of Equipment

  • Factory testing
  • Field testing experience

CIGRE Study Committees involved:

  • A2: Transformers
  • A3: High Voltage Equipment
  • B1: Insulated Cables
  • B2: Overhead Lines
  • B3: Substations
  • B4: HVDC and Power Electronics
  • C4: System Technical Performance
  • D1: Materials and Emerging Test Techniques

Conference Venue



Located at the southernmost tip of Hokkaido, Hakodate is the third largest city on the northern island. It rejoices in breathtaking views, delicious fresh seafood and a magnificent natural environment.
The view from Mt. Hakodate now appears as Three Stars in the revised 2nd edition of Michelin Green Guide Japon. In addition, many buildings, parks and slopes in Hakodate appear in the guidebook.

Technical Committee

  • Konstantin O. Papailiou, Conference Chairman
  • Simon Ryder, Chairman, CIGRE SC A2
  • Makoto Kadowaki, Japanese Regular Member, SC A2
  • Hiroki Ito, Chairman, CIGRE SC A3
  • Haruhiko Koyama, Japanese Regular Member, SC A3
  • Marco Marelli, Chairman, CIGRE SC B1
  • Hideo Tanaka, Japanese Regular Member, SC B1
  • Herbert Lugschitz, Chairman, CIGRE SC B2
  • Taku Yamakawa, Japanese Regular Member, SC B2
  • Terry Krieg, Chairman, CIGRE SC B3
  • Koji Kawakita, Japanese Regular Member, SC B3
  • Mohamed Rashwan, Chairman, CIGRE SC B4
  • Yoshinori Makino, Japanese Regular Member, SC B4
  • Zia Emin, Chairman, CIGRE SC C4
  • Yoshihiro Baba, Japanese Regular Member, SC C4
  • Ralf Pietsch, Chairman, CIGRE SC D1
  • Tsuguhiro Takahashi, Japanese Regular Member, SC D1
  • Seisuke Nishimura, Japanese representative IEC TC7
  • Toshiro Matsumura, Japanese representative IEC TC17
  • Kunihiko Hidaka, Japanese representative IEC TC122

Organizing Committee

  • Taku Yamakawa, Organizing Committee Chairman Japanese Regular Member, SC B2
  • Makoto Kadowaki, Japanese Regular Member, SC A2
  • Haruhiko Koyama, Japanese Regular Member, SC A3
  • Hideo Tanaka, Japanese Regular Member, SC B1
  • Koji Kawakita, Japanese Regular Member, SC B3
  • Yoshinori Makino, Japanese Regular Member, SC B4
  • Yoshihiro Baba, Japanese Regular Member, SC C4
  • Tsuguhiro Takahashi, Japanese Regular Member, SC D1
  • Kyoichi Uehara, Makoto Hirose, Japanese National Committee of CIGRE


Participants wishing to present papers are invited to submit a 6-8 page full paper directly in English of CIGRE format by October 30, 2018, through the online system at The submitted full paper will be peer reviewed and may be requested to be modified. If the correction is inadequate, the submitted full paper will be rejected.
Final paper must be revised following the comments, and submitted by February 14, 2019.
Presentation formats of these selected papers will be either through oral session or poster, and these will be decided by the Organizing committee. If your paper is accepted, then you must attend either session.
Final papers will be included in the conference proceedings, provided the papers are fully registered by at least one author and presented in person at the Conference.
Instructions for papers can be found in the conference WEB page ""

Important dates

  • October 30, 2018: Deadline for notifying the title of paper
  • November 20: Deadline for submission of full paper
  • January 20, 2019: Request for revision and clarification of the paper
  • February 14: Deadline for submission of modified paper
  • February 28: Deadline for confirmation of final paper


Konstantin O. Papailiou
Conference Chairman

Registration/Hotel reservation/Technical and additional tour/Access/VISA


Goryokaku is a western-style fort completed almost 150 years ago and is designated in Japan as a special historic site.

Onuma Koen

Onuma Koen : Located in the suburbs of Hakodate, Onuma is a resort area and quasi-national park surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests.

Hakodate Asaichi

Hakodate Asaichi : A cluster of 300-odd shops and eateries selling fresh seafood and vegetables, under the one roof.

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