Approved PES Technical Committee Reorganization

Approved PES Technical Council/Committee Reorganization

On 14 January 2016, the IEEE PES Governing Board approved the PES Technical Committee reorganization.  This resulted in twenty coordinating and technical committees as follows:    


  • Intelligent Grid and Emerging Technologies Coordinating Committee
  • Marine Systems Coordinating Committee
  • Wind and Solar Power Coordinating Committee


  • Analytics Methods for Power Systems Committee
  • Electric Machinery Committee
  • Energy Development and Power Generation Committee
  • Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee
  • Insulated Conductors Committee
  • Nuclear Power Engineering Committee
  • Power System Communications and Cybersecurity Committee
  • Power System Dynamic Performance Committee
  • Power System Instrumentation and Measurements Committee
  • Power System Operations, Planning and Economics Committee
  • Power System Relaying and Control Committee
  • Smart Buildings, Loads and Customer Systems Committee
  • Substations Committee
  • Surge Protective Devices Committee
  • Switchgear Committee
  • Transformers Committee
  • Transmission and Distribution Committee 

During 2016 the PES Technical Council will be transitioning to this new committee structure.  Individuals who are interested in participating in any PES Technical Committee are encouraged to contact PES Technical Council Secretary.

The scope of operations and/or the Policy and Procedures for the following PES Committees are being updated.   

  • Intelligent Grid & Emerging Technology Coordinating Committee - A merger of the Intelligent Grid and Emerging Technologies Coordinating Committees.  This committee will continue to cover the emerging technologies that are developing within Smart Grid.
  • Analytic Methods for Power Systems Committee - (Formerly the PES Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics Committee - PSACE).  This committee will cover the modeling, analysis, computational and control methodologies pertaining to power systems. The Economics portion of the previous committee will now reside in the new Power System Operation, Planning & Economics Committee. 
  • Energy Development & Power Generation Committee – The energy storage scope will now be in the new Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee.  Also, the scope is being revised to incorporate the “Integration of Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution Grids Subcommittee” from the Transmission and Distribution Committee into the newly named “Integration of Renewables Subcommittee”

  • Energy Storage & Stationary Battery Committee – This is a NEW committee which is being formed from the original Stationary Battery Committee with the addition of Energy Storage technologies to provide a reliable backup and energy storage solution for integrating legacy, renewables and distributed grid  infrastructure.
  • Power Systems Communications & Cybersecurity Committee – This is a NEW Committee that will combine the Power System Communication Committee with work from the Substations and Power System Relaying Committees to cover grid communications and cybersecurity. The new committee will cover aspects of communications including the physical layer, protocols, interoperability, profiles and mapping, architecture, and security – both physical and cyber.

  • Power System Operation, Planning & Economics Committee -  A New Committee which is the merger of the Power System Operations Committee, Power Systems Planning & Implementation Committee, and the System Economics subcommittee of PSACE.
  • Power Systems Relaying & Control Committee – (Formerly the Power Systems Relaying Committee)  The scope is being revised to allow incorporation of working groups from Substations C0 Subcommittee on Data Acquisition, Processing & Control Systems.  Some working groups from the Relaying Communications (H) Subcommittee are being relocated to the Power Systems Communications and Cybersecurity Committee.

  • Smart Buildings,  Loads & Customer Systems Committee – A New committee that will address Microgrids, transactive energy, home area networks and home energy management systems as well as automatic metering infrastructure and electric vehicles.     Call for volunteer announcement.
  • Substations CommitteeThe scope is being revised to reflect the work of the Data Acquisition, Processing & Controls (C0) Subcommittee being relocated to two other committees. Some working groups are moving to Power Systems Relaying and Control Committee, requiring a change in the PSR scope and renaming to the PSRC as noted above.  The remaining working groups will move to the new Power Systems Communication & Cybersecurity Committee.

  • Transformers Committee - The scope is being revised to include coupling capacitive voltage transformers (CCVTs).
  • Transmission & Distribution Committee

    The scope is being revised to move the "Integration of Renewable Energy into the Transmission & Distribution Grids Subcommittee" to the Energy Development and Power Generation Committee, and to move the General Systems Subcommittee to the Analytic Methods for Power Systems Committee.

The organization and scope of the following committees will not be changing: