A PES Chapter is a technical sub-unit of one or more IEEE Sections and it consists of PES members who share technical interests and geographical proximity. Chapters provide PES members with the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow IEEE members. An active chapter can be one of the most positive elements of being an IEEE PES member by offering programs, activities, professional networking, special events/conference, etc. It provides valuable opportunities to network at a local level, enabling their personal and professional growth.
A PES Chapter can also be affiliated with an IEEE Student Branch. An active Student Branch Chapter can be one of the most positive elements at a college or university. You have the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow IEEE student members and engage with professional IEEE members locally.
As of December 2016, PES had 244 Professional Chapters and 240 Student Branch Chapters. Involvement with a PES chapter is a great way to get the most of your membership at a local level.
From Seattle to Singapore, PES chapters are found across the globe. Use our Chapter Locator tool to find a PES chapter near you.
The PES China Council
The PES China Council has been formed to facilitate PES activities in China. At the start, the Council will have four standing committees: (1) Membership, (2) Conferences, (3) Technical Activities and (4) Standards. Additional committees can be formed in the future as needed. All current PES chapter chairs in China will be ex-officio members of the PES China Council (PAC). They will be rotated out as their chapter chair terms end. It will be chaired by an active PES volunteer in China, to be appointed by the PES president. The PES China Council will assign liaison members from among the PES members in China to the China Society of Electrical Engineers (CSEE), China Electrotechnical Society (CES), China Society for Urban Studies (CSUS), and others as needed.
The Membership Committee's activities will include arranging training workshops, tutorials, webinars, etc. to make IEEE PES visible among power engineers and others in China, and grow PES membership in the country. The Conferences Committee will be lead volunteer group to organize PES conferences in China. This committee will liaise with the PES vice president for meetings. The Technical Committee will provide linkage between the IEEE PES technical committees, and engineers and academics in China who are interested to participate in committee activities. The Standards Committee will help to vet Chinese standards directed to IEEE PES for evaluation to be adopted as IEEE standards. This committee will liaise with the IEEE Standards Association office in Beijing. Scope of work for these committees will evolve as the interactions between IEEE PES and Chinese engineering organizations expand over time.
Roles and Responsibilities of the PES staff person in China
- Provide support for the operations of the four committees listed above.
- Arrange meetings between the visiting PES staff and officers, and leaders of companies, associations and universities in China.
- Provide support for membership drive in China.
- Help to organize PES conferences in China.
- Develop educational programs (e.g., tutorials, workshops, webinars) in China.