Introduction

Asia Oceania Regional Council of CIGRE (AORC-CIGRE) is an organisation that brings together different CIGRE national committees within the Asia Oceania region under one umbrella entity, i.e. for the purpose of facilitating, monitoring and addressing technical aspects of high voltage power system engineering that are pertinent or common to the region.

Establishment of AORC-CIGRE was formally approved by the CIGRE Administrative Council back in 3 January 2001 based on collaborative efforts from founding members from Australia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. AORC-CIGRE is the first regional CIGRE organisation formed and covers the largest geographical area.