International Council on Large Electric Systems

Conseil international des grands réseaux électriques (CIGRE)

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Mar 1921, Paris (France), as International Conference of the Principal High-Tension Electrical Systems. Subsequently referred to as International Conference on Large Electric Systems -- Conférence internationale des grands réseaux électriques, International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems - Conférence internationale des grands réseaux électriques à haute tension and in English as International Council on Large High Voltage Electric Systems. Then changed title to International Council on Large High Electric Systems. Statutes adopted 18 June 1931; modified: 1933, 1939, 1946, 1948, 1966, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006.


Develop and distribute technical knowledge in the field of the generation and transmission of high voltage electricity.

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Deals with all main themes, i e organization of utilities, development and adaptation of grids, optimization of maintenance and life expectancy of electrical equipment, analysis of the impact on the environment, etc. Organizes: Biennial General Session (at even years, always in Paris); biennial Symposium (at odd years); Regional Meetings; local events. Study Committees (16): A1 - Rotating Electrical Machines; A2 - Transformers; A3 - High Voltage Equipment; B1 - Insulated Cables; B2 - Overhead Lines; B3 - Substations; B4 - HVDC and Power Electronics; B5 - Protections and Automations; C1 - System Development and Economics; C2 - System Control and Operation; C3 - System Environmental Performance; C4 - System Technical Performance; C5 - Electricity Markets and Regulation; C6 - Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation; D1 - Materials and Emerging Test Techniques; D2 - Information Systems and Telecommunications. Working Groups (about 200).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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