What is CIGRE ?

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Founded in 1921, CIGRE, the Council on Large Electric Systems, is an international non-profit Association for promoting collaboration with experts from all around the world by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve electric power systems of today and tomorrow. 

CIGRE counts more than 3 500 experts from all around the world working actively together in structured work programmes coordinated by the CIGRE 16 Studies Committees, overseen by the Technical Committee. Their main objectives are to design and deploy the Power System for the future, optimize existing equipment and power systems, respect the environment and facilitate access to information. 




CIGRE calls on international experts to exchange knowledge, share best practices and join forces for the Power System of Today and Tomorrow



CIGRE provides technical knowledge through:

  • Events 
  • Permanent technical studies
  • Publications
Couverture VL


  • General Assembly
  • Administrative Council
  • Steering Commitee
  • Technical Committee
  • Central Office
HVDC power transmission system VL

Official Documents

  • CIGRE Statutes
  • Major documents governing operation of CIGRE

Cigre Awards

  • Cigre Medal
  • New Cigre Fellow
  • Honorary Member
  • Technical Committee
  • Distinguished member
  • New Thesis Award