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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)
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Ray Larsen Wins Emberson Award

Ray Larsen Wins Emberson AwardThe 2015 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Awardee is PES member and IEEE Life Fellow Raymond Larsen.
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Voice of the Governing Board

Leader's Corner

Miroslav BegovicNormally, this column is coming to you, the reader and PES member, from the desk of the PES President...
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PES eNews Update

Switchgear Committee Report

IEEE Power Engineering Society Entity Annual Report 2014 for the Switchgear Committee.
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Women in Power: Melissa C. Lott

Melissa C. Lott has worked for more than a decade to improve our understanding of the impacts that come with changes in the energy system.
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IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Update

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships & career experience opportunities...
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January/February PES Magazine

January/February PES Magazine

A Road Map to 2020

Our March 2014 issue certainly gave us insight into the European perspectives of their electric power system. Its massive electrical system serves more than 500 million people and generates in excess of 3,000 TWh annually, utilizing a mix of fossil, nuclear, hydro, and an ever-increasing renewals production. The transmission grid contains some 300,000 km of lines and cables, while the distribution...
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