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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 Magazine and Society News

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PES Technical Activities Update

ISGT 2014As I progress into the second year of my two year term as VP of Technical Activities and Chair of the PES Technical Council...
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Voice of the Governing Board

Henry Louie – VP Membership & Image

Tommy MayneIn my role as PES Vice President of Membership & Image, I closely track our Society’s membership numbers and statistics...
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PES eNews Update

Meet the Candidates

Beginning in August, the election for the position of IEEE Division VII director-elect for 2015 will be held. Division VII consists of the IEEE PES...
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Women in Power: Sainab Taiwo Ninalowo

I grew up in Nigeria, West Africa. After high school, my twin sister and I moved to the United States...
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IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Update

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities...
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March/April PES Magazine

March/April PES Magazine

Europe Lights the Way

At the IEEE Power & Energy Magazine Editorial Board meeting held during the 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in San Diego, Nouredine Hadjsaid of the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, presented a proposal for an issue devoted to the European perspectives of the electric power system. Nouredine's presentation was compelling, offering us an opportunity to update our readers on what is ongoing in this massive, multifaceted electric system.
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