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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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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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General Meeting 2014

General Meeting 2014The 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting was held July 27-31 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center...
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Voice of the Governing Board

Lina Bertling Tjernberg, Secretary; and Christopher Root, Treasurer

Lina Bertling Tjernberg, SecretaryThe Secretary’s primary task in support of the President is preparing and following up on agenda items...
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PES eNews Update

Quadrennial Energy Review

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum in January 2014 directing several Federal agencies to undertake a Quadrennial Energy Review...
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First IEEE PES Student Congress

IEEE METU Student Branch, IEEE Power and Energy Society and Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department...
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Region 7 (Canada) Chapters Report

IEEE Region 7 encompasses the entire Canada and PES is represented in twelve Canadian IEEE Sections via PES Chapters...
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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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