What is CIRED?
Ø CIRED (Congrès International des Réseaux Electriques de Distribution) (http://www.cired.net/), the major International Electricity Conference & Exhibition in the electricity distribution field, represents the Leading Forum where the electricity distribution community meets every two years.
Ø CIRED is set up as an international Association and since October 2004, it takes the legal form of de facto association (association de fait) under Belgian law. The first CIRED Conference was organised in May 1971 by AIM - Association des Ingénieurs de Montefiore, Belgium, as the result of the interest shown in their previous conference held in Liège in 1969 on the same subject. Similarly, in the UK, the large amount of interest shown in conferences on electricity distribution held in Edinburgh by the UK Electrical Research Association (ERA) in 1967 and by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and ERA jointly in 1970 demonstrated the need for an international conference on this subject. In order to avoid a major overlap between the existing conferences, it was decided to hold a CIRED conferences every two years
Ø CIRED, the main international association active in the field of electricity distribution, is represented worldwide by 38 CIRED Committees, out of which 19 having statute of National Committees (NC), respectively member of the Directing Committee (Austria, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, a.s.o), and other 19 committees (Romania, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, a.s.o) with national representativity in their country have the statute of Liaison Committee (LC), this being the case for CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee. The entire activity of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee is coordinated and carried out in Electrica.
Ø The Romanian Liaison Committee affiliated to CIRED is a non-profit, non-governmental professional association of Romanian specialists having a common interest in sharing and expanding experiences in the technical field of electricity distribution.
History: The Romanian socio-economic and energy context which determined the decision of setting up the Romanian Committee affiliated to CIRED
Ø The initiative of establishing CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee appeared in 1992, in the reorganisation and transition period, when moving to a market economy imposed restructuring in the entire national economy, including electricity generation, transmission and distribution domain.
Ø Whether till 1990, the National Energy System was functioning separately from UCTE, in CAER system, in 1991 Romania made the first steps for the admission in the "Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity". In order to prepare admission in UCTE, for a better international visibility, the technical collaborations, both with main electricity companies and international organizations, including CIRED, were restarted.
Ø As a result, CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee was founded in 1992 within RENEL (Romanian Electricity Authority) - GTDEE (Group for Electricity Transmission and Distribution), chairman being Mr. Corneliu PÂSLARU, and members being top experts from: ISPE, ICPE, ICMET, RENEL, IP Bucureşti, Cluj Technical University, Timişoara Technical University, Craiova University, a.s.o.
Ø Beginning with 1998, when CONEL, the National Electricity Company, was established by the Government Decision 365, and the transmission and distribution activities were separated, Electrica, the Subsidiary for Electricity Distribution, took over and coordinated the entire activity of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee.
Ø Increase the availability of international electricity distribution information in Romania;
Ø Facilitate and promote the interchange of technical knowledge and information between all Romanian entities active in the electricity distribution field;
Ø Identify and promote new technical developments in the field of electricity distribution;
Ø Transfer of experience and know-how in the technical field of electricity distribution.
Ø Participation at the biennial Conference on electricity distribution and associated exhibition;
Ø Co-organization of regional conferences on electricity distribution or on specifically topics in the field of electricity distribution;
Ø Participation in Working Groups in order to carry out studies on topical and innovative subjects;
Ø Cooperation with any other organization active in the electricity distribution field;
Ø Publication of technical documentation, conferences results, Working Groups activity reports in various Romanian publications.
Functions of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee:
Ø Co-ordinate and support CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee¢ s activity;
Ø Maintain the link with CIRED through CIRED General Secretariat;
Ø Receive and distribute technical documentation regarding CIRED;
Ø Suggest preferred subjects for the International Conferences, to be examined by CIRED Technical Committee;
Ø Encourage and promote participation at CIRED Conferences;
Ø Analyse the proposals of papers received at national level and recommend, to CIRED Technical Committee, for each abstract a grading level, according to the selection procedure communicated by CIRED;
Ø Address to CIRED General Secretariat all comments and suggestions, if any, meant to improve the quality of the Conferences.
Ø Cooperation with other CIRED affiliated Committees and with other bodies active in the electricity distribution field.
CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee activities in 2015:
Ø Collaboration with CIRED Serbia Liaison Committee and CIRED Montenegro Liaison Committee at the “10th Jubilee Conference on Electricity Distribution in Serbia with regional participation”, to be held in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, 26–30 September 2016; Distribution of the ²First Announcement and Call for Papers² at national level;
Ø Promoting at national level CIRED Workshop „Electrical Networks for Society and People”, to be held between 14th – 15th June 2016, at Helsinki, Finland; Widely distribution of Call for Papers;
Ø Coordination of Romanian participation at the 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED¢ 2015, Lyon, 15 – 18 June 2015:
· Collection of the full papers (deadline: 16th January 2015);
· Review final papers and eventually suggestions for authors;
· Final confirmation for the last versions of papers sent to the Event Organizer (deadline: 20th February 2015);
· Participation CIRED¢ 2015 in order to represent CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee and to present Romanian papers selected by CIRED Technical Committee:
ü (0965) „Impact of distributed generation on distribution networks” Authors: Dumitru Federenciuc, Ioan Silvaş, Electrica, Dorel Stănescu - FDEE ELECTRICA Distributie Transilvania Sud, Nicolae Golovanov – UPB; – selected for oral presentation in Research and Innovation Forum (RIF) of session 6;
ü (0972) „Islanding of distribution networks – Case study”, Authors: Ion Dobre, Neculai Stanciu, Dorel Stănescu - FDEE ELECTRICA Distributie Transilvania Sud, Mihaela Albu – UPB); - selected for poster presentation in session 3;
ü (1441) „Considerations on photovoltaic power plant power quality requirements”, Authors: Doina Ilişiu, Carmen Stănescu– Transelectrica, Dorel Stănescu – FDEE Electrica Distribuţie Transilvania Sud, Petru Postolache – UPB; - selected for poster presentation in session 2.
· Participation at CIRED Liaison Committees Meeting, organized by CIRED at every two years, on the occasion of CIRED Conferences (17th June 2015);
· Cooperation with other bodies on electricity distribution topics in order to improve the transfer of experience and know-how;
· National consultations regarding preferred subjects for the next edition of CIRED Conference and submission of proposed preferred subjects to CIRED (1st October 2015).
CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee activities in 2014:
Ø Participation at CIRED 2014 Workshop entitled "Challenges of implementing Active Distribution System Management", held in Rome, on 11-12 June 2014 and presentation of the following paper: “Cultural dimensions impact on developing active customers” Authors: Oana Lupan, Ioan Rosca, Dumitru Federenciuc - Electrica;
Ø Starting off the organization and coordination of Romanian participation at the next International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution:
· National consultations regarding preferred subjects;
· Widely distribution of Call for Papers (May 2014);
· Collection of abstracts (in number of 11) received at national level –(deadline: 12th September 2014);
· Organization of Romanian CIRED Technical Committee meeting in order to analyze and grade all Romanian reports;
· Romanian abstracts grading submission – recommendations of Romanian Committee;
Ø Collaboration with CIRED Serbia Liaison Committee and CIRED Montenegro Liaison Committee at the IX Regional Conference on Electricity Distribution, Vrnjacka Banja, 22 - 26 September 2014.
CIRED Romanian Committee presence at the previous CIRED biennial conferences (beginning with 1998, when Electrica took over the coordination of the entire activity of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee):
Ø CIRED¢ 2013 – 22nd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Stockholm, Sweden, 10-14 June 2013: participation with three Romanian papers and representation of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee;
Ø CIRED¢ 2011 – 21st International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Frankfurt, Germany, 6 – 9 June 2011: participation with three Romanian papers selected by CIRED Technical Committee;
Ø CIRED¢ 2009 - 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Prague, 8th – 11th June 2009: participation with eight Romanian papers out of which three having authors from Electrica SA and its subsidiaries;
Ø CIRED¢ 2007 - 19th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, 21st - 24th May, Vienna, Austria - participation with 12 Romanian papers selected by CIRED Technical Committee;
Ø CIRED¢ 2005 – 18th International Conference, 6th –9th June in Torino, Italy: participation with 21 Romanian papers selected by CIRED Technical Committee for the 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Ø CIRED’ 2003 – 17th edition of International Conference on Electricity Distribution Barcelona, 12th – 15th May 2003 - participation with 12 Romanian papers;
Ø CIRED’ 2001 – the 16th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2001, RAI, Amsterdam; 18th - 21st June 2001 - acceptance of 12 Romanian papers
Ø CIRED' 99 – the 15th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, Nice, France, 1st – 4th June 1999 - six Romanian papers accepted by CIRED Technical Committee.
Ioan ROSCA - President of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee
General Director Electrica
Ioan SILVAS – Vice President of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee
Oana Galinschi – General Secretary of CIRED Romanian Liaison Committee