IEEE Communities & Councils

Communities & Councils

Women in Power

Diversity is essential for any workforce or community. In 2012 we formed the IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power committee foster a more diverse leadership by supporting the career advancementnetworking and education of women in the energy industry. Our goal is not to simply increase the number of women in the power industry but to promote women into leadership positions as well.

Learn more about IEEE PES Women in Power by visiting their dedicated website.

IEEE Smart Cities

As world urbanization continues to grow and the total population expected to double by 2050, there exists an increased demand for intelligent, sustainable environments that reduce environmental impact and offer citizens a high quality life. A smart city brings together technology, government and society to enable the following characteristics:

  • a smart economy
  • smart mobility
  • a smart environment
  • smart people
  • smart living
  • smart governance

Learn more or get involved in IEEE Smart Cities.

IEEE Smart Grid

IEEE Smart Grid provides expertise and guidance for individuals and organizations involved in the modernization and optimization of the power grid. It is meant to serve as a stage for IEEE organizations to further promote the work they do in the Smart Grid arena, as well as, provide a collaborative space ​for its members ​to engage and encourage the successful roll out of technologically advanced, environment-friendly and secure smart-grid networks around the world. IEEE Smart Grid Initiative is intended to organize, coordinate, leverage and build upon the strength of various entities within IEEE with Smart Grid expertise and interest.

IEEE Smart Grid Objectives are to:

  1. Set the Global Standard via Collaboration
  2. Provide Education, Research and Innovation
  3. Expand Global Reach via Marketing

Learn more or get involved in IEEE Smart Grid.

Young Professionals

IEEE Young Professionals Power & Energy Society

IEEE Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community. IEEE young professionals are automatically added to the Young Professionals member community as they graduate. In addition, PES members who have received their first professional degree within the last ten years are automatically PES Young Professionals members. Currently, there are over 3,200 PES Young Professionals members worldwide. The PES Young Professionals Committee is dedicated to better serving student members of PES and assisting Young Professionals members in their transition to young professionals. This committee is currently focusing on the following initiatives: 

  • Building continuity into student programs, transitioning to Young Professionals membership, and senior IEEE/PES membership.
  • Provide students and young professionals with career services via PES-Careers, job fairs and conference seminars.
  • Educate students on Young Professionals membership and IEEE membership benefits.
  • Involving PES Young Professionals members in PES activities.

More information on the IEEE Young Professionals Program can be found here.

PES Young Professionals Links