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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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PES Careers
PES Women in Power
IEEE PES Merchandise
IEEE PES Young Professionals
Community Solutions Initiative
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PES Magazine and Society News

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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

Jay Giri – Director, Alstom Grid, Member at Large

Jay Giri – Director, Alstom Grid, Member at LargeFor me, the past year has been a flood of memories, as well as a glimpse into promising opportunities that lie ahead... Read more

PES eNews Update

PES Election Results

Alan C. Rotz was elected by the PES membership to serve as IEEE Division VII Director-elect...
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In Remembrance of William J. McNutt

William J. McNutt, IEEE Life Fellow, died November 14, 2014 at the age of 87...
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Region 9 Report

Region 9 covers all Latin American Countries; it comprises of 31 Chapters that are organized in four areas...
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November/December PES Magazine

November/December PES Magazine

Piecing the Picture Together

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion, up from around 7 billion today. Combined with rising standards of living, this may double energy demand. At the same time, CO2 emissions must be cut significantly to avoid the serious effects of climate change.

Cleaner-burning natural gas is among the cheapest and fastest solutions for many areas of the world...
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