Increased number of papers > collection of 640 abstracts proposed by the National Committees, of which 550 have been selected by the Study Committee Chairs (+ 235 papers compared to last Session).




Mr Claudio Facchin,
President Power Grids Division at ABB Ltd
shared a

major technology suppliers’s point of view
on the changes affecting electrical power systems
all over the world.


Click here to read the speech





Opening panel on the global perspective of distributedworkshop
generation impact on the bulk connected network

The audience was invited to participate in the musical interludes between the technical presentations.









A Forum dedicated

to CIGRE women in engineering

CIGRE Paris 2016 hosted the inaugural CIGRE Women in Engineering Forum. The 3 hour event was a great opportunity for women already active with CIGRE, and those engaged more widely within Power Engineering, to meet with each other and with representatives of CIGRE’s governing bodies and share views on the importance of greater gender diversity and how this can be achieved. An audience of women and men heard presentations from a variety of inspirational woman from around the world who already engaged in power engineering leading to a lively debate over practical actions that can be taken within CIGRE to move this topic forward. In particular the role of the CIGRE National Committees in promoting women onto CIGRE work bodies and governance assemblies was identified as a key focus area.


The number of attendees has reached 8 500

Breaking record of 3 290 delegates


New: organisation of Tutorials
New: online solution to support the spontaneous contributions during Technical Councils.

The smartphones and tablets application developed for Cigre Session allows to follow the progress of the parallel discussions in the different Group Discussion Meeting rooms, It enables the attendees to make spontaneous contributions in real time.

Session Papers and contents of the discussions CIGRE 2016 are available at


Click here to view 2018 Session programme



Cigre 2018 App  will come soon

  > on Apple App Store or Google Play

> Windows phone


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