Welcome to CIGRE

It’s great to have you join us as we work together to meet challenges and make advances into the future. We offer over a hundred years experience meeting the needs of the electricity industry, and as the Energy Transition intensifies, CIGRE leadership and global capabilities are more important than ever.


CIGRE President Michel Augonnet


Introducing the global community!

Congratulations, you now have access to a whole new world of knowledge, resources, and people – to help answer your questions, solve your challenges, advance your career, and reach your goals. We want to ensure you’re aware of the vast benefits and privileges of joining CIGRE, which offers so much value in its many aspects and parts.


You should find everything you need to know, at this introductory stage, in the FAQs below and Member quick links on the right.

Your CIGRE membership

How to sign into e-CIGRE and ELECTRA ?



To access technical publications on e-cigre.org, and our digital magazine at electra.cigre.org, go to the Get Started page here>


Then follow the process:


1.      Fill in the form with your details 


2.      Enter your membership number


3.      Then follow the prompts.


The login you create will work for both ELECTRA and e-cigre.org.


We have a Collective Membership, how do we manage member access for eCIGRE and ELECTRA?



The new eCIGRE offers Collective Members enhanced user management functionality that applies to both the eCIGRE and ELECTRA login credentials.


Collective Member administrators can use the functionality to authorise access to individuals, manage rights and keep track of who is using their collective account from their organisation. Find out more >


How can I network and collaborate with experts ?



To The best practical ways to start connecting are: 


  • Attend Colloquia, Symposia, and the Paris Session

  • Join Working Groups


  • Go to LinkedIn and find collaboration events promoted by following CIGRE (global), your national CIGRE organisation, and special interest groups such as Next Generation Network and Women in Energy.


  • Get to know the people in your local national organisation and find out about local events.


How do I find technical information ?


At e-cigre.org, you can find a library of over 12,000+ technical publications including:


  • Technical Brochures – coming out of CIGRE's 16 Study Committees and their 250+ Working Groups covering all aspects of the power industry


  • Colloquia, Symposia, Paris Session, and other reference papers


  • Other reports, webinars, books, and journals


ELECTRA magazine, at electra.cigre.org, has the latest CIGRE news and expertise.


The CIGRE Science & Engineering journal, at cse.cigre.org, has the a range of indepth technical papers drawn from across the vast work of CIGRE.


How do I know if there is a local organisation in my country and making contact ?


There are 61 National Committees, which offer members local events, services, and support, plus information on national power systems.


Find out your nearest National Committee here>


If there is no National Committee in your country, CIGRE Central Office will handle your membership.


How can I promote my product or service in CIGRE ?


Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available on CIGRE’s websites, and more information on the options can be found here>


You can exhibit at the Paris Session, Colloquia, and Symposia to showcase what you offer.


Please note that all technical publications of CIGRE are strictly commercially impartial and vendor-neutral – underlying their authority and prestige in the industry.


How do I renew my membership ?


Your National Committee will send you a reminder email when renewal is due, plus they may have an automated renewal link on their website.


If you aren’t a National Committee member, Central Office will email you, or you can contact them to help you renew.


Our global collaborative knowledge development programme

What is the CIGRE Knowledge development programme ?


The core function of CIGRE is to foster knowledge sharing, problem solving, and innovation, to meet challenges in the power industry. This is achieved through research and collaborative activities among industry professionals and academics.


At events including conferences, Colloquia, Symposia, and the Paris Session, industry professionals and experts present research findings, and discuss technical challenges and the latest advancements.


CIGRE produces publications including reports, papers, and Technical Brochures, based on the collective expertise of Study Committees and Working Groups.


What’s being studied ?


16 Study Committees cover a wide range of issues across the end to end global power system.


This includes transmission and distribution, machines and equipment, operation and control, protection and automation, IT, renewable energy integration, environmental performance, materials, test techniques, markets and regulation.


How can I get involved ?


Three key ways are:


  • Connect with your National Committee to find local events to attend


  • Attend global CIGRE events to network, collaborate, and learn from other industry professionals


  • Participate in Working Groups to share your knowledge and practical experience, collaborating with other     experts

How do I join or create a Working Group ?


Contact your National Committee to indicate your interest in participation, which will then go through a candidate selection process.


There is often a waiting list, as positions are sought after.

How can I share my knowledge and get published ?


There are several ways:


  • Participate in Working Groups to co-author Technical Brochures



  • Submit papers for Colloquia, Symposia, or the Paris Session (depending on the scale of the event, you may be invited to present or be part of such events as the Poster Session at the Paris Session where 800+ authors present their papers in an informal environment)


CIGRE events (global and local)

What is the Paris Session ?


This is the number one power industry event in the world, bringing together some 9000+ participants from over 120 countries, including 3600+ international experts and other decision-makers, with 800+ papers discussed. It is the high point of all CIGRE events, held every even-numbered year.


Global thought leadership comes together with interactive Q&A on papers, rather than just being presented like other conferences.


Companies and industry stakeholders also exhibit their latest technologies, services, and solutions.


The Paris Session offers you a unique opportunity to learn, network, and exchange knowledge in six days, at a discounted rate as a CIGRE member.


See session.cigre.org for more information.


What events happen around the world ?



There are hundreds of CIGRE events globally each year to choose from, online and in-person.


For the event calendar, see here>


For Knowledge Programme events, see here>


Also check your National Committee website for local events.



How do I know what events are in my country or region ?



Check your National Committee website for local events.


You can see if there is a National Committee in your country on the global presence map here>




What are the various CIGRE websites about ?



Each one has its own substantial focused content, as follows:











When you joined CIGRE, you could have selected any newsletters you wanted, but they can be subscribed to anytime.


On cigre.org, see the News drop-down menu for the following:



  • Future Connections – activities that relate to innovations, new technologies, and emerging challenges


  • Leadership Circle – a short publication three times a year for CEOs and other industry executives


Social media


You can get global news, with notifications, by following the CIGRE page on LinkedIn and Twitter, or local news and notifications, by following your National Committee page.


CIGRE Structure

What is the organisational structure of CIGRE ?


CIGRE is a not for profit global organisation where professionals are elected to positions and participate on a voluntary basis.


The key structural elements are:


  • 61 National Committees: each with its own chairperson, secretary, and local resources


  • Central Office: is led by the CIGRE Secretary General and provides global support and admin, based in Paris


  • The Knowledge Programme: is set by the prestigious Technical Council and run by 16 global Study Committees supporting 260+ Working Groups


  • The Steering Committee: directs the organisation and is led by the elected President, Vice President Finance, Vice President Technical  (who is also the chair of the Technical Council) and the CIGRE Secretary General.


What are the organisational parts of CIGRE ?


Next Generation Network (NGN)


This is a group for young professionals under 35 (or with less than 10 years career experience). It represents a gateway into the multifaceted world of CIGRE, providing the connections, knowledge, and confidence needed to advance their career.


NGN offers the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, learn from experts, and discuss real-world challenges with industry leaders and collaborate on technical innovations.


Women in Energy (WiE)


This is a group for women power industry professionals, offering networking opportunities with other women and industry leaders for inspiration and motivation.


WiE members get to share their unique perspectives and collaborate to solve technical challenges and advance their career.


Central Office (C.O.)


This covers CIGRE's day-to-day operations, by coordinating, organising, and supporting activities, events, finances, communication, and membership management.


It is based in Paris, and permanently staffed, headed by the Secretary General.


National Committees (NCs)


These 61 local national organisations have their own events, relationships, and resources. You can see a map of their locations here>


They nominate their best local talent to form Working Groups.


Working Groups (WGs)


These are created by Study Committees to develop power system expertise in specific appointed areas, culminating in publication of in-depth Technical Brochures.


Participation is sought-after, so if you have an interest, contact your National Committee.


There are more than 270 Working Groups active globally – see the current list of them here>


Study Committees (SCs)


These 16 core committees organise CIGRE’s Knowledge Programme, spanning all areas of the global power industry, categorised into equipment, technologies, systems, new materials, and IT.


You can see their 16 domains of work here>


Administrative Council (AdCo)


This includes representatives of the 61 National Committees – normally their chairperson and secretary.


The AdCo convenes annually and participates in presentations and debate on the direction of the organisation. Then voting on Steering Committee and Technical Council recommendations.


Technical Council (TC)


The Technical Council (TC) includes preeminent engineers who are chairs of the 16 Study Committees. This renowned body is the technical leadership of the CIGRE.


The TC has its finger on the pulse of the global industry staying abreast of the key technical trends, issues and needs.


The TC sets the technical agenda, preferential subjects and scope of CIGRE’s knowledge development programme to meet these challenges. The TC also works closely with the Steering Committee to define and enable CIGRE’s strategic goals.


Steering Committee


This is composed of elected members, led by the president, and covers business/commercial aspects of CIGRE.



Other Useful Information




  • You can find out about membership types, costs, and joining process here>


  • Update your profile here>


  • Renew your membership here>


National Committees


  • You can see a map showing all the CIGRE National Committees here>


  • Find the membership management tool here>


  • Find the CIGRE events registration tool here>


Paris Session


  • Get information on the biennial Paris Session here>


  • Find out about the technical exhibition here>


Working Groups


  • For a summary of the CIGRE scope of work and current Working Groups, download this pdf>


  • The list of active Working Groups is available here>


  • Download the current template for Technical Brochures here>


  • Download Technical Brochure specifications here>


Knowledge Management System (KMS)


  • This is the main platform for communication, collaboration, and document management used by Study Committees, Working Groups, National Committees, Next Generation Network, and Women in Engineering


  • Read more on our KMS here>


  • Go directly to the login here>


Study Committees


  • Find out about the 16 Study Committees here>


  • Study Committee membership renewal can be found here>



Governing bodies


  • You can find out more about the Steering Committee and Technical Council here>


Communication and Marketing Resources


  • You can download logos, branding and promotional materials, templates, tutorials, and brochures here>


  • Download PowerPoint presentation templates here>