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 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:
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 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.