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About PES

About PES

The Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. Members of the Power & Energy Society are leaders in this field, and they — and their employers — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.

The Mission of PES is:

To be the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society, and the preferred professional development source for our members ~ Approved by the IEEE PES Governing Board, 17 July 2003

PES' Field of Interest is:

The scope of the Society embraces research, development, planning, design, construction, maintenance, installation and operation of  equipment, structures, materials and power systems for the safe, sustainable, economic and reliable conversion, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and usage of electric energy, including its measurement and control.

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Organizations with Which PES has a Agreements of Cooperation

  • CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems)
  • CSEE (Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering)
  • IEEJ/PES (The Power and Energy Society of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan)  

Organizations With Which PES Share Common Interests

  • IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology)
  • VDE/ETG (The Power Engineering Society of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies)
Smart Grid Newsletter
IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative
PES Careers
PES Women in Power
IEEE PES Merchandise
IEEE PES Young Professionals
Community Solutions Initiative
Plain Talk Referral Rewards Program

PES Magazine and Society News

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Feature Article

Meet the Candidates

Meet the CandidatesBeginning in August, the election for the position of IEEE Division VII director-elect for 2015 will be held. Division VII consists of IEEE PES only...
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Voice of the Governing Board

Luis (Nando) Ochoa – PES Resource Center

Luis (Nando) Ochoa – PES Resource CenterMy name is Luis Ochoa. I serve as a Member-At-Large on the PES Governing Board, among other PES volunteering positions...
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PES eNews Update

In Remembrance of Charles L. (Chuck) Wagner

Charles L. Wagner was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy...
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2014 General Meeting Awards

The following awards were presented at the PES 2014 General Meeting in National Harbor, MD on July 29, 2014…
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Women in Power: Sandra Ellis

My name is Sandra Ellis. I am a power engineer. I am the youngest of three siblings and the first one in my family to attend college...
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September/October PES Magazine

September/October PES Magazine

Global Changes

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. In the last 650,000 years, seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat have occurred, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago, marking the beginning of the modern climate era, and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives...
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