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International Council on Large Electric Systems


About CIGRE

The International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) Paris provides an international forum to engineers working in various fields of Electricity Generation & High Voltage Transmission System. Objective of the Council is to develop technical knowledge and exchange of information among all countries in aforesaid areas regarding generation and transmission of high voltage electricity.

CIGRE’s scope also covers equipment development for transmission and interconnected systems, problems related to protection of systems, tele-control, telecommunication equipment, etc.

It carries out its various activities through 16 Study Committees (SCs) consisting of about 20-24 experts from different countries. These Study Committees act as co-ordination and reflection bodies leading to technical progress in their own field. It is a matter of pride that India is represented in 15 out of 16 SCs of CIGRE.

CIGRE has a membership of about 8000 professionals from 87 countries and it organises its biennial Session every even year at Paris. Themes of the Session deal with the overall technical scope of the association and to meet the growing demand. More specialised topics are handled in symposia every alternate year. Moreover, CIGRE publishes for its members, a technical journal - ELECTRA, and a large number of publications.

About CIGRE India

CIGRE India is the national chapter for CIGRE and is operated from Central Board of Irrigation & Power. It is a shadow boy of CIGRE.

  • CIGRE India set up as society in the years 1991 with CBIP as secretariat


  • CBIP functions as the National Committee for Cigre with same objective as of Cigre as related to India


  • National Committee to coordinate interest of Indian members


  • Organises National Study Committee (NSC)


  • CIGRE India recommends appropriate persons for CIGRE Study Committees;


  • CIGRE Paris approves and the person act as Chairman for NSC;


  • Chairman to constitute Indian committees;


  • National Committee to provide feed back to Cigre SC through Chairman.




Associated Bodies
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World Water Council International Society for Rock Mechanics (INDIA) AITES World Tunnel Congress International Association on Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution International Geosynthetics Society (India). Society of Power Engineers (India) International Council on Large Electric Systems International Association for Small Hydro International Water Resources Association International Commission on Large Dams