IEEE Cooperation Structure on Policy Support

Updated 1 May 2017

IEEE PES Policy Technical Support Task Force

IEEE PES Policy Technical Support Task Force has a goal is to provide support to and cooperate with governments and regulatory organizations globally on technical issues.

Structure and Plans:

The Task Force is working very closely with Technical Council and Technical Committees, as the PES Technical Committees  provide technical expertise and resources, and IEEE PES Governing Board leadership, addressing topics related to conferences and meetings, education, publications, regional activities, etc. It coordinates activities with IEEE SA and other IEEE organizations (e.g. other IEEE societies), as well as with industry organizations on a needed basis.

The Task Force has four Cooperation Tasks areas as noted below and reports to the IEEE PES Review and Leadership Committee.

The initial focus has been improving cooperation with DOE, NERC and FERC, but it is planned to expand as necessary and when resources are available. 

Officers and Points of Contact

  • Lead Officer: Damir Novosel, President, IEEE PES
  • IEEE PES Point-of-Contact: Dan Toland, IEEE PES Program Director
  • IEEE USA Point-of-Contact: Veronika Rabl, chair of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee
  • For other regional activities, appropriate IEEE Regional Committees

IEEE PES Policy Technical Support Task Force

Cooperation Task Team 1: Standards and Interoperability

Support grid modernization and improve communications and interoperability through timely development of standards. This team will be working very closely with IEEE Standards Association and IEEE PES Member-at-Large for Standards Herman Koch.

IEEE PES Task Team Leads: John McDonald, Doug Houseman, Eric Nunnally
IEEE SA representatives: Erin Spiewak, Bill Ash, Ravi Subramaniam

IEEE Smart Grid: Anqelique Rajski 
Liaison with Sharon Alan (SGIP) and Jerry Fitzpatrick (NIST)

Cooperation Task Team 2: Technology

Support technology advancement through working with existing IEEE Technical Committee working groups or work with IEEE Technical Council and Committees to develop new working groups.

IEEE PES Task Team Leads: Jeff Nelson and Dagmar Niebur

Cooperation Task Team 3: Conferences and Meetings

Facilitate Participation at IEEE PES conferences, including organizing workshops, panel sessions, and project reviews

IEEE PES Task Team Leads: Tom Pierpoint and Julio Romero Aguero, Sue Koval (staff)

Cooperation Task Team 4: Education

Develop and/or deliver educational and informational materials, such as Webinars, On-demand Tutorials, Publications and Newsletter articles

IEEE PES Task Team Leads: Miroslav Begovic and Marianna Vaiman , Sue Koval (staff)

Policy Support Task Force Interfaces

  • US Department of Energy (DOE):  Doug Houseman (PES) & Ravi Subramaniam (SA)
  • North American Transmission Forum (NATF):  Marianna Vaiman (PES)
  • US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):  Emanuel Bernabeu (PES) & Bill Ash (SA)
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Jay Liu (PES) & Bill Ash (SA)



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