CIGRÉ (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is a permanent non-governmental and non profit-making International Association based in France. It was founded in 1921.
The object of the Association is the development of technical knowledge and exchange of information between all countries as regards generation and high voltage transmission of electricity.
Information on how CIGRÉ is organized, and how it works, is found at the CIGRÉ website.
Elkraftprisen for 2016 er tildelt Magne Meisingset, Statnett SF
Komiteens begrunnelse (pdf).