(International Council on Large Electric Systems) is one of the leading worldwide Organizations on Electric Power Systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizational and regulatory aspects.
A permanent, non-governmental and non-profit International Association, based in France, CIGRE was founded in 1921 and aims to:
- Facilitate and develop the exchange of engineering knowledge and information, between engineering personnel and technical specialists in all countries as regards generation and high voltage transmission of electricity.
- Add value to the knowledge and information exchanged by synthesizing state-of-the-art and world practices.
- Make managers, decision-makers and regulators aware of the synthesis of CIGRE's work, in the area of electric power.
More specifically, issues related to planning and operation of power systems, as well as design, construction, maintenance and disposal of HV equipment and plants are at the core of CIGRE's mission. Problems related to protection of power systems, telecontrol, telecommunication equipment and information systems are also part of CIGRE's area of concern.