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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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2015 PES Fellows

2015 PES FellowsThe newly named Fellows for 2015 have been announced.
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Voice of the Governing Board

Frank Lambert – Vice President, Chapters

Frank LambertENERGIZE your PES Chapter! Been to YOUR PES Chapter meeting lately? If not, you’re missing out!
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PES eNews Update

Energy Development & Power Generation Committee

IEEE PES Entity Annual Report of the Energy Development & Power Generation Committee.
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The 2015 IEEE PES Awards Season is Open

Peer recognition is an important element of every professional organization. At IEEE PES, our goal is...
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Region 10 Manifests Diversity with Scholarship Plus

Region 10 offers challenges & opportunities when it comes to formulating and implementing the Scholarship Plus initiative...
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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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