CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is a leading global community committed to the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise. The CIGRE International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems (ICLPS) is an important event that aims to bring together experts and young researchers to exchange knowledge, experience, and information to better understand the lightning phenomenon and to minimize its impact on power systems.
The International Symposium on Lightning Protection (SIPDA) is one of the world’s largest international conferences on lightning. It covers all lightning-related aspects and constitutes one of the leading forums for presenting, discussing, and disseminating the latest developments concerning lightning modeling, interaction with power systems, and protection.
In October 2022, the CIGRE ICLPS and SIPDA organizing committees announced the CIGRE ICLPS 2023 and XVII SIPDA will be jointly organized as one conference in Suzhou, China during October 9-13, 2023. With the wide support of the international community and organizations from academia, industry, and business, the CIGRE ICLPS – SIPDA 2023 is expected to be one of the largest international events on lightning in history.