Cigre Australia

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Welcome to CIGRE Australia.  First port of call for power network know-how.

CIGRE is the global technical forum for large electric systems and aims to support our members in leveraging our global network to develop enhanced solutions for Australian organisations and the community. 

CIGRE counts more than 14000 equivalent members in over 90 countries. This membership is composed of researchers, academics, engineers, technicians, suppliers, and other decision makers, and is supported by 3500 experts actively collaborating in a structured work programme.

In Australia, we have over 100 organisations and 550 active members contributing to and leveraging the global network to meet our challenging market and geographic environment.

Watch a short video animation that introduces CIGRE and the value our global and local organisation delivers by clicking here>


CIGRE 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

By ANC Secretary, 11 July 2024

CIGRE Australia’s Board has recently approved its Strategic Plan 2024-2027. The Plan will provide focus for our activities over the coming three years and supports and aligns to CIGRE’s work and strategies internationally.

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CIGRE Distinguished Members 2024

By ANC Secretary, 27 June 2024

CIGRE Australia is delighted to announce those members granted Distinguished Member status by CIGRE. Each of our new Distinguished Members thoroughly deserves the accolade, given their significant contribution over many years to CIGRE and CIGRE Australia. Our warmest congratulations to:

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The 2023 Annual Report on Australian Technical Activities

By ANC Secretary, 20 December 2023

The 2023 Annual Report on Australian Technical Activities is out click here to read.

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The latest update from our panels

Australian Technical Committee - 2023 Annual Report

31 January 2024

Each year following the Annual Technical presentations, the Australian Technical Committee compile a summary report of their activities for the year.

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Contemporary design of low cost substations in developing countries

According to the World Bank, approximately 1. 1 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, live without electricity today.  Working Group B3. 43, convened by Perry Tonking from Australia, was formed to support efforts to electrify regions where significant challenges exist in developing infrastructure. more >


No matter what language you say it in, expertise is crucial.

The first port of call for power network know-how is CIGRE. The global technical forum for large electric systems CIGRE counts more than 12000 equivalent members in over 90 countries. This membership is composed of researchers, academics, engineers, technicians, suppliers, and other decision makers, and is supported by 2500 experts actively collaborating in a structured work programme. more >


We are empowering Australia’s power industry professionals with the know-how and skills they need to develop enhanced technical solutions for their organisations. These solutions select the best and most appropriate the world has to offer to meet the needs of the Australian market and wider community. more >


With its global footprint across in excess of 90 countries, CIGRE offers unique international perspectives and unfettered access to a worldwide pool of experts and peers.

This global know-how has been built on a reputation for technical excellence through CIGRE's uniquely apolitical forum where unconstrained ideas are freely exchanged. more >

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The engine room of the CIGRE model is its approach to networking and sharing know-how.

CIGRE genuinely believes that the ‘whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ and it is this philosophy that builds the collective intelligence of our network and industry. more >