The Study Committees and the Technical Committee are the main contributors towards the technical activities of CIGRE. They are governed by precise operative rules and have two basic responsibilities:
- they carry out studies on topical issues of their domain. Results are published and made available to CIGRE members, as well as to non-members; and
- they play a leading part in the sessions and symposia organised by CIGRE: eg definition of the topics, selection of the papers, running of the meetings. Study Committees also organise their own events: colloquia, tutorials and workshops.
The activities of the Study Committees are co-ordinated by the Technical Committee. Study Committees select the studies to be commenced, specify their terms of reference, monitor the progress of the work and approve the publications. To carry out its work, a Study Committee relies on two working bodies:
- Advisory Groups, which advise the Chairman of the Study Committee: and
- Working Groups, which perform the studies, in accordance with the terms of reference which have been approved by the Technical Committee Chairman. Presently, there are more than 200 active Working Groups in CIGRE, bringing together some 2500 international experts.
A Scope of Work and Activities of the Study Committees outlining topics of work, recent publications and contacts can be found by clicking here.
There are 16 Study Committees comprising:
A1 Rotating Electrical Machines
C1 System Development and Economics
C2 System Operation and Control
C3 System Environmental Performance
C4 System Technical Performance
C5 Electricity Markets and Regulation
C6 Active Distribution Systems and Distributed Energy Resources
D1 Materials and Emerging Test Techniques
D2 Information Systems and Telecommunication