All young members are able to join a wide range of common CIGRE activities. Information about activities are shared via email list after board meetings. More frequenly updated information on activities is shared in CIGRE Finland NGN Facebook page. In addition to international events CIGRE Finland NGN will yearly organize following events:
Technology based seminar/webinar
In spring there will be a seminar or a webinar which will present timely topics in power engineering. Presentations would preferably include topics from any of the CIGRE working groups presented by a working group member. In addition, there would be guest presenters from any organization to present state of the art technology solutions and research in the field.
One main goal of this event is networking. After the presentations there will be a common dinner that will support open conversation and networking.
In summer an excursion to any interesting field sight is organized. The destination should be preferably near the Helsinki area to allow day trips and lower travel expenses. Longer Excursions can be organized in case the budget allows.
Every other year CIGRE organizes a large conference called CIGRE Session. CIGRE gives two free young member tickets to each national committee free of charge. CIGRE Finland NGN is responsible for the designation of these tickets. Tickets together with travel allowance will be awarded as the price for two best presentations in the thesis showcase.
Thesis showcase is open for all NGN members who have submitted master’s or bachelor’s thesis during the last two years. Thesis subject should preferably be under any CIGRE study committee. The candidate shall send the thesis paper and presentation to CIGRE Finland NGN within the timeline of participation. Jury consisting of the NGN board and senior CIGRE members will then select the best candidates to present their studies in the event.
In the event candidates present their thesis work. Panel will grade only the presentation outcome. The two best presentations shall be awarded with Session tickets and travel allowance. The budget for travel allowance shall be determined in the Finnish National Committee of CIGRE autumn meeting in that year.