International Organization

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 programs 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. Worldwide CIGRE membership includes more than 1100 collective members and 8000 individual members.

CIGRE aims to be recognized as the leading worldwide organization on electric power systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizational and regulatory aspects.

More information about CIGRE and its activities can be found at CIGRE’s main website