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Dr. Ralf Pietsch is chairman of the CIGRE study committee SC D1

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Dr. Pietsch has been involved with CIGRE for more than 20 years. He contributes to numerous international committees dealing with energy and is a regular publisher of technical papers. 
Dr. Pietsch holds lectures and seminars on high-voltage engineering and the associated testing and measuring procedures at universities and scientific institutes at home and abroad. At HIGHVOLT, he is head of the team 'Systems & Components'.</br>
Photo: Thomas Klewe Dr. Pietsch has been involved with CIGRE for more than 20 years. He contributes to numerous international committees dealing with energy and is a regular publisher of technical papers. Dr. Pietsch holds lectures and seminars on high-voltage engineering and the associated testing and measuring procedures at universities and scientific institutes at home and abroad. At HIGHVOLT, he is head of the team 'Systems & Components'.
Photo: Thomas Klewe

Dresden, November 2016

The principal aim of CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques) is to promote knowledge and information exchanges relating to the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy in and between the 97 countries which are currently members. Equally important roles are played by both proven technologies and new technology developments.

“Our objective is above all to prepare the power industry to cope with changing framework conditions, to establish globally comparable safety standards and thus, at the end of the day, to contribute to reliable electricity supplies for the whole population of the world,” says Dr. Pietsch to summarise the guiding intentions of the CIGRE members.
In August, he was appointed chairman of the study committee SC D1 “Materials and Emerging Test Techniques”, to which 26 working groups belong. Key topics for the study committee are new materials and diagnostic techniques in the field of electrical engineering, and new test methods which are expected to gain importance in the medium to longer term.

“We were especially pleased to learn that Dr. Pietsch has been appointed chairman of the CIGRE study committee SC D1. That is an expression of the excellent reputation he enjoys not only within our own company, but also among international experts. We are very proud and will be doing everything necessary to support Dr. Pietsch in his work in this prominent role within our branch,” said HIGHVOLT managing directors Dr. Ralf Bergmann and Bernhard Nick.