Founded in 1921, CIGRÉ, the Council on Large Electric Systems, is an international non-profit association for promoting collaboration with experts from all around the world by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve electric power systems of today and tomorrow. CIGRÉ counts more than 3 500 experts from all around the world working actively together in structured work programs coordinated by the CIGRÉ 16 Studies Committees, overseen by the Technical Committee. Their main objectives are to design and deploy the Power System for the future, optimize existing equipment and power systems, respect the environment and facilitate access to information. Worldwide CIGRÉ membership includes more than 1100 collective members and 8000 individual members. CIGRÉ aims to be recognized as the leading worldwide organization on electric power systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizational and regulatory aspects. More information about CIGRÉ and its activities can be found at CIGRÉ’s main website www.cigre.org

CIGRÉ New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) the Local Host


The NZNC was accepted as a full CIGRE National Committee by the CIGRE Administrative Council at its meeting held during the 2006 Paris Session. And since then we have been very active nationally and internationally through the following engagements:
• Disseminate CIGRE information and maintain communication with local NZ members regularly
• Provide platform for presenting NZ expertise and experience to international community
• Provide point of contact for CIGRE Paris, the ANC and other National Committees
• Take our place on world stage with the other CIGRE National Committees
• Issue invitations to the main CIGRE Study Committees to hold meetings in NZ
• Able to arrange and host Regional Conferences and Symposia like CIGRE Auckland Symposium 201
• Participate as a member of the Asia Oceania Regional Council (AORC) of CIGRE
• Provide formal links to other national and international bodies to benefit NZ industry
• Promotion of member CPD activities with EEA, IPENZ, IET, IEEE and others in NZ.

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