The mission of D1 is to facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international exchange of in-formation and knowledge in the field of materials and emerging test techniques and to add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesizing state-of-the-art practices and developing recommendations.

The activities of CIGRÉ Study Committee D1 concern the monitoring and evaluation of:
  • new and existing materials for electrotechnology,
  • diagnostic techniques and related knowledge rules,
  • emerging test techniques which may be expected to have a significant impact on power systems in the medium to long term.
  • support of other study committees in their analysis of recently introduced and developing materials, emerging test techniques and diagnosis techniques

Said activities are focused mainly on transmission and distribution but emerging generation technologies will also be specifically considered. Within this scope the work of the Study Committee is principally scientific in nature and has as its main aim the provision of timely information on new developments and trends in the field of materials and emerging test techniques to other CIGRÉ Study Committees.

Through its work the Study Committee strives to keep CIGRÉ fully aware of the evolution of materials and emerging testing techniques relevant to its activities.
Where the scope of SC D1 work overlaps that of other study committees, SC D1 will strive for good communication and co-operation, the co-ordination of all activities, and, where appropriate, joint activities. Such interactions will extend to all study committees.


More information on CIGRÉ SC D1 can be found at

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