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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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ISGT North America: Global Smart Grid Innovation

ISGT North America: Global Smart Grid InnovationThis year’s ISGT conference was another resounding success. Held over 4 days from Feb 17-20 in Washington, DC...
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Voice of the Governing Board

Tommy Mayne – IEEE PES VP Meetings

Tommy Mayne – IEEE PES VP MeetingsIn the February eNEWS Update column by President Begovic (and others), he addressed the assessment of needs for restructuring and improving...
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PES eNews Update

IEEE PES Region 1 Report

IEEE PES Region 1, the Northeastern area of the United States, is comprised of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire...
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Power System Operations Committee Report

2014 Report of the Power System Operations Committee.
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Distinguished Lecture Night at World War II Museum

On October 2, 2014, the IEEE New Orleans Section got up close and personal with an engineering rock star...
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March/April PES Magazine

March/April PES Magazine

A Mighty Rise

In the two years since we offered the third biennial issue devoted to the integration of large-scale solar energy, much has changed. Economics are beginning to lead us in the direction of integrating distributed energy resources. This has created myriad opportunities and challenges to ensure that distributed energy resources...
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