The activities of CIGRE 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 develop-ing 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 CIGRE Study Committees.
Through its work the Study Committee strives to keep CIGRE 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 ap-propriate, joint activities. Such interactions will extend to all study committees.