Mission and Activities

CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is a permanent non-governmental and non profit-making International Association. It was founded in 1921 and it's headquarter is based in France.

Cigre aims to :

More specifically, issues related to the planning and operation of power systems, as well as the design, construction, maintenance and disposal of HV equipment and plants are at the core of CIGRE's Mission. Problems related to protection of electrical systems, to telecontrol and telecommunication equipment, are also part of CIGRE's area of concern.

Technical work is being carried out within 16 Study Committees. The task of these Committees is to initiate and coordinate studies contributing to technical advance in their particular area.

Study Committees

A1

ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINES

J.-M. Meunier(Laborelec)

A2

TRANSFORMERS

R. Mertens (CG Holdings Belgium)

A3

HIGH VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT

M. Steensels (Elia)

B1

INSULATED CABLES

B. Mampaey (Elia)

B2

OVERHEAD LINES

S. Germain (Elia)

B3

SUBSTATIONS

P. Leemans (Elia)

B4

HVDC AND POWER ELECTRONICS

J. Rimez (Elia)

B

PROTECTION AND AUTOMATION

L. Uyttersprot (Elia)

C1

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMICS

T. Springuel (Elia)

C2

SYSTEM OPERATION AND CONTROL

B. Malfliet (Elia)

C3

SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

V. Dufour (Elia)

C4

SYSTEM TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE

S. Bronckers (Laborelec)

C5

ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND REGULATION

R. Belmans (K.U.Leuven)

C6

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND DISPERSED GENERATION

J. Driessen (K.U.Leuven)

D1

MATERIALS AND EMERGING TEST TECHNIQUES

A.-F. Vaessen (Laborelec)

D2

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TELECOMMUNICATION

T. Leroy (Elia)


More information on Cigre and it's affiliates can be obtained at www.cigre.org