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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 Elections

PES ElectionsBeginning in August, the voting membership of IEEE PES will have the opportunity to elect our future leadership...
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Voice of the Governing Board

Ted Burse, PES Standards

Ted Burse, PES StandardsSome Practical Tips for Speeding up Ballot Comment Resolution
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PES eNews Update

IEEE PES Seeks Editor for Power & Energy Magazine

IEEE Power & Energy Magazine is seeking an accomplished Executive Editor...
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Surge Protective Devices Committee Report

Report for the Surge Protective Devices Committee.
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Utility Transformer Workshop – Austin Chapter

The CTS joint chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES, which calls itself (PI)², hosted a workshop...
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May/June PES Magazine

May/June PES Magazine

A More Resilient Grid

ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION GRID RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) has long focused on the reliability, affordability, flexibility, and efficiency of electricity delivery for end users; however, this focus has primarily been outside the realm of severe climate events. Due to the increasing frequency and intensity of weather-caused grid outages...
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