GCC CIGRE is a regional committee and member of the International Council for Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), which deals with electric power systems issues related to generation, transmission and distribution.
The Committee aspires the active participation of all engineers and scientists working in the electric power system in the GCC member states.
The Committee was established following the recommendation of T.H. GCC Ministers for Electricity &Water in their 2nd meeting in Kuwait on April 22, 1985, upon which the GCC secretariat has drawn the Committee bylaws in cooperation with the Interactions of CIGRE Secretary General.
During their third meeting held in Riyadh, K.S.A on September 24, 1986 T.H. GCC Electricity &Water Ministers approved the suggested bylaws.