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CIGRE is a collaborative global community committed to the world's leading knowledge development programme for the creation and sharing of power system expertise. This short video introduces you to this unique, worldwide organisation.


CIGRE Session announcement

Centennial Session and e-session announced, more>


CIGRE Working Groups / Call for experts

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Session FAQ released

FAQ on e-session & Centennial Session, more>



June 2020 edition, available now, more>

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The value we create, our achievements, our mission, history and more>


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André-Marie Ampère and the two hundred years of electrodynamics

On September 18, 1820, the French scientist André-Marie Ampère presented his first reflections on the equivalence between magnets and currents at the Paris Academy of Sciences.

This intervention followed the reproduction in front of this same academy, a week earlier, of the Danish scientist Hans Christian Oersted’s famous experiment during which the compass needle deflected when approaching a conducting wire connected to a Volta-type battery.

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Our great family of CIGRE endured a Session in 1939 whereby “heavy storm clouds already threatened the world.” [Quotes from 1946 Opening Session by Ernest MERCIER]. “They burst with the implacable fury of a world-wide cataclysm.”

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System Operations impact of Covid-19: European Perspective

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a viral pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China, was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on December 31, 2019. On February 11, 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: Covid-19, and this virus has since become a worldwide pandemic with a major socio-economic impact.

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Rethinking power grid resilience: experiences and lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

In November 2019, the first cases of a new disease, later named COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation, were reported by health care workers in Wuhan, China. In December 2019, researchers from Wuhan reported a cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus.

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CIGRE Event calendar

CIGRE's unique knowledge programme comes to life through its worldwide array of face to face and online events. International human interaction facilitates free exchange of knowledge within the CIGRE community. More>
July 2020  S M T W T F S
August 2020  S M T W T F S
Administrative Council meeting in Virtual meeting (FR)       
2020 e-session in Paris (FR)       
Technical Council meeting in Paris (FR)       
2020 e-session in Paris (FR)       

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Welcome to the CIGRE Leadership Circle newsletter. This is a free short publication released three times a year that promotes topics and content of particular interest to CEO's and other executive industry leadership.


CIGRE's strategic focus is to be a steps ahead of the future grid with a global community offering benchmarks that can assist your business.


CIGRE commits as part of our values to continue as an unbiased global community for power system expertise. Our scope is end to end power systems with a technical foundation unparalleled in the world.


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June 2020



  • Strategy and decisions during difficult times
  • 1946 Paris Opening Session speech


Global Connections

  • System Operations impact of Covid-19: European Perspective
  • The mastering of large electrical systems - Interview with André Merlin
  • The Emissions Gap: The current decade is defining for our future
  • Hydrogen scalable production for a sustainable and breathable world


Life of Association

  • General Assembly
  • Distinguished Member Awards 2020
  • Technical Council Awards 2020
  • Thesis Award 2020 : Roni Irnawan


Annual Reports

  • B3: Substations and electrical installations
  • B4: DC systems and power electronics
  • B5: Protection and automation


Working Group Report

  • WG A2.54: Load sound power levels for specification purposes of three-phase 50 Hz and 60 Hz liquid-filled power transformers


Technical Brochures

  • 798 - WG B4.66: Implications for harmonics and filtering of the installation of HVDC converter stations in close proximity
  • 799 - WG C4.31 : Assessment of conducted disturbances above 2 kHz in MV and LV power systems 
  • 800 - WG B5.47: Network protection performance audits
  • 801 - WG B1.44: Guidelines for safe work on cable systems under induced voltages or currents
  • 802 - WG B3.45: Application of non-SF6 gases or gas-mixtures in medium voltage and high voltage gas-insulated switchgear
  • 803 - WG C5.24: Exploring the market value of Smart Grids and interactions with wholesale (TSO) and distribution (DSO) markets


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