GCC-Cigre was established under the umbrella of the Gulf Cooperative Council in accordance with a recommendation from their Excellencies GCC Ministers of Electricity & Water during their second meeting held in Kuwait on 22nd April 1985 under the patronage and auspices of Gulf Cooperative Council. The GCC’s General Secretariat, together with the Secretary General, of the International Council for large Electric Systems “CIGRE” drafted the Committee’s basic law. The Committee, a non- profit institution, is an affiliate of the International Council and is mainly devoted to encourage and develop scientific researches and studies in the field of Electricity Systems.

Gcc Cigre - Aim

GCC CIGRE is one of the leading organizations on Electric Power Systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizationaland regulatory aspects A permanent, Regional Committee based in Qatar, GCC-CIGRE was founded in 1985 and aims to:

  • Facilitate and develop the exchange of engineering knowledge and information, between engineering personnel and technical specialists in all GCC Countries as regards generation and high voltage transmission of electricity.
  • Add value to the knowledge and information exchanged by synthesizing state-of-the-art and world practices.
  • Make managers, decision-makers and regulators aware of the synthesis of GCC-CIGRE’s work, in the area of electric power.

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

Gcc Cigre - Activities

GCC-CIGRE develops technical knowledge using two methods: conferences and meetings, where papers are produced and discussed, and permanent Study Committees, working on technical subjects and publishing reports.

  • The Annual Conference “GCC Power” held in one the GCC Countries is the most important GCC-CIGRE event: It brings together some 700 DELEGATES from all the parts of the world and more than 100 PAPERS, covering all the fields of GCC CIGRE, are discussed.
  • Other meetings are held at country level or at Region level.
  • Presently 16 Study Committees are active, each dealing with a technical field of the Power Industry. Their work, carried out by Working goups and Task Forces, is coordinated by the Technical Committee of GCC-CIGRE. Altogether more than 100 experts are involved in these Working Bodies.

Donor Members

Energoprojekt Entel Ltd


ACWA Power

Saudi Arabia

Oman Electricity Transmission Co.


GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA)

Saudi Arabia

Collective Members

Midal Cables Company Limited


Riyadh Cables Group of Companies

Saudi Arabia

IMCO Engineering and Construction Co W.L.L



Saudi Arabia

Intelligent Devices and Systems

United Arab Emirates

Bahra cables Company

Saudi Arabia

Al Ahleia Switchgear Co.