CIRGE – is the international council on large electrical systems and is the first port of call for power network know-how. The organisation also supports and provides access to a worldwide pool of experts and peers.

Matt has been praised for his contribution to one of CIGRE’s recent technical publications titled “Saving though optimised maintenance in air insulated substations”.

“This is about using leading engineering practices to save time, money and effort when it comes to substation maintenance and providing a more reliable supply of electricity to customers,” Matt said.

Image of Matt Ridgely presenting at the Paris conference The recognition follows his recent scholarship win that allowed him to attend CIGRE’s 2016 Paris Sessions in August this year where he presented on Ergon Energy’s Fast Deployment and Modular Substation Solutions.

Matt has been with Ergon for about ten years. His active involvement in CIGRE is helping Ergon keep pace with emerging trends and innovation within the distribution business.

The global technical forum for large electric systems CIGRE counts more than 12,000 equivalent members in over 90 countries. This membership is composed of researchers, academics, engineers, technicians, suppliers, and other decision makers, and is supported by 2,500 experts actively collaborating in a structured work programme.

In Australia, CIGRE professionals are focused on sharing and developing the right skills for today but with an eye to the challenges of tomorrow.

This community of experts is building value by leveraging the CIGRE global network to empower their organisations with the know-how needed to meet Australia’s challenging market and geographic environment.

Whether it’s managing ageing assets, exploring ways to reduce network costs or planning for the network of the future, CIGRE is empowering teams with the latest, most relevant know-how and innovations.