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. 

WELCOME TO CIGRE - Brochure (pdf, 6MB)

CIGRE counts more than 3 500 experts from all around the world working actively together in structured work programmes coordinated by the CIGRE 16 Study Committees, overseen by the Technical Council. 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


  • General Assembly
  • Administrative Council
  • Steering Committee
  • Technical Council
  • Central Office
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Official Documents

  • CIGRE Statutes
  • Major documents governing operation of CIGRE

CIGRE Awards

CIGRE grants 6 kinds of distinctions in recognition of the services rendered by members