PES Distinguished Lecturer Program

PES Distinguished Lecturer Program


This worldwide PES program provides lectures, in-person and through webinar format,  presenting topics of  interest for Chapter meetings. The lecturers are well-known Power Engineering engineers who have been working in their specialized areas for a long time. Apart from their technical expertise they have been actively involved volunteering for PES through various Chapter relevant roles locally, regionally or at the governing board of the society. This program brings experts otherwise not available to the chapters, and enhances technical activities and spread the value of the PES brand to members and non-members across their local technical communities.


PES Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP)

Pre-scoping and applying for PES DLP by Chapter Chair

Feedback and Review Forms after the PES DLP Event

Nomination Form and Evaluation Rubric for New PES DL Application


A chapter can request a lecturer by sending a request form to the chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program committee. The list of the available lecturers and the requisite form is available from the links above in the pre-scoping and applying for PES DLP in this webpage.

The Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee administers the program. PES will share the cost of the program with the recipient chapter, section or region. The financial arrangements for providing a lecturer are as follows:

  • For lectures arranged in conjunction with a business trip, PES reimburses incidental expenses.
  • For lectures arranged with an employed lecturer, cost sharing with PES and employees is encouraged.
  • For lectures invited by Chapters which cannot be arranged as listed above, PES will pay the inter-city travel cost. The remaining cost will be the responsibility of the local chapter.
  • For lectures not listed in the PES DLP, PES will endeavor to treat financially similar to the above.


  • PES supports, as per the financial arrangement outlined earlier, a DLP lecturer visit to each chapter once per year. PES DLP program is for Chapter Chair initiated events and cannot be approved if the intent is for keynote/tutorials for a locally held PES Sponsored or other non-sponsored conferences.
  • Each individual DLP Lecturer can utilize this program upto three times per year, as per the financial arrangement outlined earlier. These three trips can include only a maximum of one inter-continental trip in that calendar year, while the others has to be around neighboring regions.
  • The above policies have been put in place to ensure a fair and globally distributive administration of this program and to help spread the diverse expertise of the 100+ experts and their voluntary services for our members.


Contact the Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee administering this program through

Distinguished Lecturer Events

David Peelo NZN 2020 
Bikash Pal DL 2020John Macdonald 2020PES President, Saifu Rahman speaks at Columbus, Ohio PES Chapter