CIRED includes 2 categories of members:
Directing country members:
A country represented by a member of CIRED in the directing committee
The national committee set up in a directing country member should comprise representatives from all those involved in electricity distribution in that country.
Associate country members:
A country co-operating with CIRED but not being represented in the CIRED Directing Committee. The activities aiming at encouraging and promoting participation in CIRED conferences in the relevant country are developed under the leadership of a liaison committee.
CIRED works for the purpose of increasing the business relevant competencies, skills and knowledge of those who see themselves as a part of the electricity distribution community.
CIRED is dedicated to the design, construction and operation of public distribution systems and of large installations using electrical energy in industry, services and transport.
- the whole field of Electricity Distribution Systems and associated services, including dispersed and embedded generation issues
- the technical aspects of Electricity Supply
- related aspects such as cost reduction, environment, regulation, organisation and related IT systems.