About CIGRÉ

CIGRÉ (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is a permanent non-governmental and non profit-making International Association. It was founded in 1921 and aims to:

  • Facilitate and develop the exchange of engineering knowledge and information between engineering personnel and technical specialists in all countries with regard to generation and high voltage transmission of electricity.
  • Add value to the knowledge and information exchanged by synthesising state-of-the-art and world practices.
  • Make managers, decision-makers and regulators aware of the synthesis of CIGRÉ’s work, in the area of electric power.
  • Issues related to the planning and operation of power systems, as well as the design, construction, maintenance and disposal of HV equipment and plants are at the core of CIGRÉ’s Mission.
  • Issues related to the planning and operation of power systems, as well as the design, construction, maintenance and disposal of HV equipment and plants are at the core of CIGRÉ’s Mission.
  • Problems related to protection and automation of electrical systems, to telecontrol and telecommunication equipment, which are also part of CIGRÉ’s area of concern.

CIGRÉ aims to be recognised as the leading worldwide organisation on electric power systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organisational and regulatory aspects More information about CIGRÉ and its activities can be found at CIGRÉ’s main website (www.cigre.org)