A propos

What is EMF-ELF-2011?

EMF-ELF'11 is intended to be an international forum for the exchange of information in the fields of research, measurement, computation and modelling, mitigation relating to electric and magnetic fields coming from AC or DC overhead lines, AC or DC underground cables or submarine cables, AC or DC substations and converting stations. 

Why is EMF-ELF-2011 important?
Despite the publication of hundreds of studies over the last 3 decades, EMF effects continue to be a controversial issue. It involves a number of different and connected aspects related to technology, medicine, biology, and also economy, sociology, psychology, communication, and ethics. Besides the crucial dilemma of whether extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields are really a health risk other questions were raised such as: Why is the public perception so different from the evaluation of scientists? How can knowledge and information including exposure standards rationale be improved?
What can we do to reduce exposure? To what extent are precaution measures justified?

EMF-ELF-2011 will allow in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art : solutions are needed to disseminate scientific information, to improve technical measures to reduce exposure when necessary, to implement in practice the exposure standards (including the recent European Directive), and to establish an effective dialogue between all stakeholders.

Who will be taking part in EMF-ELF-2011?
As in the past EMF-ELF conference held in 2009, EMF-ELF-2011 should prove very
useful to health professionals, researchers, engineers, decision-makers, utilities,
manufacturers, installers and users.


EMF Characterisation and measurement – Part 1

09h00 – 09h05 : Introduction Session A by J. Hoeffelman

A-O-01 / 09h05 – 09h30 : Tutorial : Conductor Management of Underground Cable Systems, F. Lesur - RTE

A-O-02 / 09h30 – 09h45 : Recent Advances on Electromagnetic Field Distribution Analysis inside High Voltage Substations, C. Munteanu – Romania Power Grid Company Transelectrica SA

A-O-03 09h45 – 10h00 : Experience of HVDC Interconnection Italy-France called “Piemonte-Savoie” Problems connected with EMF-ELF study of interfernces with services in tunnel, M. Pazienza – TERNA.

10h00 – 10h15 : Discussion
10h15 – 10h30 : Break

EMF Characterisation and measurement – Part 2

A-O-04 / 10h30 – 10h45 : Prediction of Eletric Field and Ion Current Density under DC Lines with Corona Discharge, L. Tiebing – North China Electric Power University

A-O-05 / 10h45 – 11h00 : On the behaviour of the electric field gradient along the ground wire of a +350kV HVDC line, P. Pretorius – Trans-Africa Projets

11h00 – 11h15 : Discussion and conclusion of SESSION A

EMF Characterisation and measurement

A-P-01 : Calibration of magnetic field analyser, A. Pavlovic, The Electrical Engineering Institute “Nikola Tesla”, Belgrade

A-P-02 : Electromagnetic fields and safety distances, M. Veledar – Dalekovod Independent System Operator

A-P-03 : Analysis of Electromagnetic Fields from Underground Cables-Investigation on International Exposure Limits of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields, Ni. LI – State Grid Electric Power Research Institute

A-P-04 : Development of general analytical formulas for the magnetic field produced by double circuit power lines, A. TZINEVRAKIS – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras

A-P-05 : Determination of Frequency Dependent Radiuses of Steel Cored Aluminium Conductors, Miroslav A. PRSA – University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences

A-P-06 : Measurement and Analysis on Electromagnetic Environment of UHV AC Transmission Project in China, Z. LU-XING – China Electric Power china Research Institute

A-P-07 : Simplified power transformer models for environmental magnetic impact
Analysis, A. CANOVA – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica –Politecnico di Torino

Biological effects – Part 1

11h15 – 12h20 : Introduction session B by M. Plante

B-O-01 : 11h20 – 12h00 : TUTORIAL : Overview of EMF Epidemiologic and Laboratory Studies, R. KAVET, G. MEZEI – EPRI

B-O-02 : 12h00 – 12h15 : Exposure of the French population to 50 Hz magnetic fields: general results and impact of high voltage power line, I. MAGNE – EDF / R&D

12h15 – 12h20 : Discussion
12h20 – 13h30 : Lunch

Biological effects – Part 2

B-O-03 : 13h30 – 13h45 : Occupational and Residential Exposure to Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields and Neurodegenerative Disease, A Meta-Analysis, G. MEZEI – EPRI

B-O-04 : 13h45 – 14h00 : EEG frequency analysis of 60 Hz magnetic field exposure within the MRI, J. Modolo – Bioelectromagnetics, Imaging Program, Lawson Health Research Institute London (ON) Canada & Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario London (ON) Canada.

B-O-05 : 14h00 – 14h15 : Medical surveillance after 50 Hz electric or magnetic field exposure, M. SOUQUES – EDF / SEM

14h15 – 14h30 : Discussion

Biological effects

B-P-01 : EMF knowledge of the French general practitioners, M. SOUQUES – EDF / SEM

B-P-02 : Analysis of high voltage networks and train networks in the EXPERS study, I. MAGNE - EDF/R&D

B-P-03 : Modeling of implantable defibrillator exposed to magnetic field at low frequencies, J. KATRIB - L.I.E.N. Nancy University

B-P-04 : Dosimetry of human body exposed to 50 Hz magnetic field: impact of formulation and mesh quality, T. LELONG - EDF/R&D

SESSION C – Part 1
Occupational exposure (Cies experience with regard to standards – guidelines / legislation)

14h30 – 14h35 : Introduction session C by T. DOVAN

C-O-01 : 14h35 – 15h05 : TUTORIAL : Multi-modalities investigation of 60 Hz magnetic field effects on the human central nervous system, A. Legros - Bioelecrtomagnetics, Imaging Program, Lawson Health Research Institute London (ON) Canada 2Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario London (ON) Canada

C-O-02 : 15h05 – 15h20 : Exposure to Electric Field During Live-Line Working, F. DESCHAMPS - RTE-EDF/R&D

C-O-03 : 15h20 – 15h35 : Exposure to Electric Field at Workpositions High Above Ground Level in High Voltage Substations, F. DESCHAMPS - RTE-EDF/R&D

C-O-04 : 15h35 – 15h50 : Exposure Scenarios to Consider for Electric Field Exposure Limit, R. KAVET – EPRI

15h50 – 16h05 : Discussion
16h05 – 16h20 : Break

SESSION C – Part 2
Occupational exposure (Cies experience with regard to standards – guidelines / legislation)

C-O-05 : 16h20 – 16h35 : Avoidance of microshocks for HV overhead line workers, Y. AHMED - N. GRID

C-O-06 : 16h35 – 16h50 : A Simple Method for Assessing Human Exposure to Nonuniform Magnetic Field in the Vicinity of Power Lines Based on Calculation of Induced Current, K. YAMAZAKI – CRIEPI

C-O-07 : 16h50 – 17h05 : Experiences with electric and magnetic fields on high voltage towers and in high voltage substations, C. DOERNEMANN - AMPRION GMBH

C-O-08 : 17h05 – 17h20 : Application of the mathematical modelling of EHV substation's electric and magnetic fields at limit operating conditions, Ľuboš SKURČÁK - VUJE a.s.

C-O-09 : 17h20 – 17h35 : Validation of a simulation tool for evaluation of electromagnetic fields generated by transformer substations according to IEC/TR 62271-208, L. Del RIO – ORMAZABAL

17h35 – 18h00 : Discussion

SESSION D – Part 1

08h30 – 08h35 : Introduction of session D by P. Argaut

D-O-01 : 08h35 – 09h05 : Tutorial :Impact of EMF on Current Ratings and Cable Systems, H. ORTON - CIGRE-CONVENOR WGB1.23

D-O-02 : 09h05 – 09h20 : Evaluation of the life of magnetic shielding raceways underground, P. MAIOLI - PRYSMIAN S.p.A.

D-O-03 : 09h20 – 09h35 : Efficiency of steel pipes as an EMF mitigation technique, M. CABAU – RTE

D-O-04 : 09h35 – 09h50 : Effect of underground power cables magnetic field shielding on their ampacity,P. CRUZ - UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

D-O-05 : 09h50 – 10h05 : Standard, New and Future Trends on Mitigation Techniques for ELF Magnetic, E. SALINAS – ABB

10h05 – 10h20 : Discussion
10h20 – 10h45 : Break

SESSION D – Part 2

D-O-06 : 10h45 – 11h00 : Extension of the high voltage underground power cable circuit installation trough self cancelling of the EMF produced by the two cables per phase, M. BOËDEC – NEXANS

D-O-07 : 11h00 – 11h15 : Application of High Magnetic Passive Loop to the Magnetic Mitigation of HV Junction Zone, A CANOVA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica – Politecnico di Torino

D-O-08 : 11h15 – 11h30 : Enhanced Arrangement for Compensation-Conductor Systems, H. BRAKELMANN - University Duisburg-Essen, nkt cables Cologne, Germany

D-O-09 : 11h30 – 11h45 : Considerations and Approach to Mitigating Underground Cable Magnetic Fields,Earle C. BASCOM - Electrical Consulting Engineers, P.C.

12h00 – 12h20 : Discussion
12h20 – 13h30 : Lunch


D-P-01 : A study on cost and magnetic fields reduction analysis for EMF mitigation measures for new and existing high-voltage overhead transmission lines in Japan, K. CHIKAMOTO - JAPAN NUS CO., LTD

D-P-02 : Electric and magnetic fields produced by 400kV overhead power lines during the symmetrical and the optimum phase conductor arrangement- Measurements and calculations, E.MIMOS - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras

D-P-03 : Magnetic Field Mitigation of 22.9kV Neutral Ground Reactor, S. LEE - KEPCO Research Institute

D-P-04 : Joint bays shielding and transition points in EMF mitigation of HV underground cables, Paolo MAIOLI - PRYSMIAN S.p.A.

D-P-05 : Multilayer shields for MV/LV electrical substations, A. CANOVA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica – Politecnico di Torino

SESSION E – Part 1
Communication - Risk management - EMF policies

13h30 – 13h45 : Introduction of session E by P. Vecchia

E-O-01 : 13h45 – 14h00 : Establishment of Japan EMF Information Center (JEIC): What should we do, what can we do? , Y. HIROYUKI - Japan EMF Information Center, Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories

E-O-02 : 14h00 – 14h15 : How as a transmission system operator (TSO) to respond to the growing public concern on the potential health effects of ELF exposure? Internal actions and scientific cooperation agreement with the BBEMG, V. DU FOUR – ELIA

E-O-03 : 14h15 – 14h30 : Implementation of a precautionary approach - a case study from Denmark, V. HORLYCK – Energinet

14h45 – 15h00 : Break

SESSION E – Part 2
Communication - Risk management - EMF policies

E-O-04 : 15h00 – 15h15 : 20 Year Experience about Dealing with EMF Public Exposure, E. SCHUHLE - Regional AG Stuttgart

E-O-05 : 15h15 – 15h30 : Development of Environmental Protection for Power Network in China & Study on Health Effects of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields for AC UHV Engineering, N. LI - State Grid Electric Power Research Institute

E-O-06 : 15h30 – 15h45 : Electric & magnetic fields of high voltage transmission systems and compliance to Arpansa ELF draft standard, T. DOVAN - SP AusNet - Australia

E-O-07 : 15h45 – 16h00 : The Experience of Brazilian Electric Sector in the Process of Development of the Law 11.934 that establish ICNIRP levels of exposition to Extreme Low Frequency Electric Magnetic Fields- ELF/EMF, J. A. S. BULCAO - ELETROBRÁS FURNAS

E-O-08 : 16h00 – 16h15 : Application of IEEE Electric Field Limits on Building Developments abutting 500 kV Right-of-Ways – BC Hydro’s Experience, M. ARMSTRONG - BC HYDRO

E-O-09 : 16h15 – 16h30 : How to use in an efficient way the existing mitigation measures for EMF in the case of underground cables ? Strategy adopted by RTE, D. LANDIER – RTE

16h30 – 17h00 : Discussion
17h00 – 17h30 : Conclusions of the colloquium by H. Laffaye


Organization Committee:

Bernard DALLE
CIGRE SCB2 (past chairman) and SEE-SE (France)
Francois MESLIER
Philippe ADAM
Nicolas BEAUDE
SEE (France)

Scientific and Technical Committee:

SEE – Chairman of the Scientific
and Technical Committee, France
Bernard DALLE
CIGRE SCB2 (past chairman) and SEE-SE, France
Co Chairman & Secretary
CIGRE SCC4, Belgium
CIGRE SCB1 CIGRE, Silec Cable, France
CIGRE SCB3, Switzerland
Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar, Slovenia
Pedro Romero CRUZ
RTE, France
AUSNET, Australia
Jose Antonio JARDINI
CIGRE WGB4/B2/C3.50 – Brazil
Antonio NEGRI
CIGRE SCC3 , Italy
Laetitia PASSOT
RTE, France
HQ, Canada
ABB Corporate Research, Sweden and LSBU, England
CIGRE SCC4, Bosnia Herzegovina


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