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Power and Energy Joint Vancouver Chapter

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Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society

Vancouver Chapter

The IEEE Power & Energy Society embraces planning, research, development, design, application, construction, installation and operation of apparatus, equipment, structures, materials and systems for the safe, reliable and economic generation, transmission, distribution, conversion, measurement and control of electric energy. It includes the developing of engineering standards, the providing of information and instruction to the public and to legislators, as well as technical scientific, literary, educational and other activities that contribute to the electric power discipline or utilize the techniques or products within this discipline.

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society seeks to promote the study of dielectric phenomena and behavior, and the development and characterization of the dielectric, chemical, mechanical and environmental properties of all vacuum, gaseous, liquid and solid electrical insulation, and with utilization of these materials in circuits and systems under conditions of use.

Chapter Executives (2014):

Chair: Rama Vinnakota (vvramkri <a t>
Vice-Chair: Atefeh Palizban (atefeh.palizban <a t>
Vice-Chair : Dipendra Rai (dipendra.rai <a t>
Past Chair: Glen Tang (glen.tang <a t>
PES Region 7 Representative: Mazana Armstrong (mazana.armstrong <a t>


The Vancouver PES Chapter has been honoured for high performance by the Society's High Performance Chapter Program for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The program and award is to allow chapters that meet the criteria of a high performing chapter to help defray the future costs of its operation, including having a minimum number of activities, a website, and meeting various reporting requirements associated with the activities.
The Vancouver PES Chapter was awarded the second place in the membership contest for large PES chapters (increase in membership of 17% in 2013).

Message from the Chair:

The Power & Energy Society Chapter would like to thank the members and guests of the IEEE in Vancouver for making 2013 another successful program year. We conducted eight technical presentations during the past year along with several other activities including jointly held workshops. Out of those eight presentations four presenters are recognised as distinguished speakers by IEEE. On behalf of engineering community in Vancouver, PES chapter and IEEE organization I thank all the distinguished professionals who willingly shared their expertise and made lunch time technical presentations very valuable.
Our local chapter is busy during 2014 also and continues to organise a number of technical presentations. If you are interested in these offerings, please register for a Power & Energy Society membership when you renew your IEEE membership. Additional details about the membership are available at
Your chapter members actively participated as volunteers at IEEE 2013 PES annual general meeting. This conference was organised in Vancouver almost after ten years. About 140 volunteers from Vancouver IEEE members and non-members participated to make one of the biggest power and Energy conferences a success. This event attracted about 3000 delegates from around the world to Vancouver.
PES chapter members worked for about a year on this event as part of local organising committee to make this general meeting event a great success.
If you are interested in the activities of IEEE PES and are not subscribed to a Power & Energy Society membership, please send me an email to be included on our mailing list.

Additionally, PES has a number of opportunities for volunteers to becoming involved with our activities. If you are interested in becoming involved, or can suggest a presenter on a topic that you would like to see, please send me an email.
Again, I would like to extend my thanks to the members & guests of IEEE in Vancouver as well as the IEEE Vancouver Section executives for their support. I look forward for your continued support during 2014 as well.

Rama Vinnakota
Chair, IEEE Power & Energy Society Vancouver Chapter