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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 (2015):

Chair: Dipendra Rai (dipendra.rai <a t>
Vice-Chair: Atefeh Palizban (atefeh.palizban <a t>
Vice-Chair : Kenny Poon (Kenny.Poon <a t>
Past Chair: Rama Vinnakota ((vvramkri <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).

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Message from the Chair:

Welcome to IEEE Vancouver Section Power & Energy Society Chapter website. The chapter activities highlights are technical presentations, workshops, industry tours and banquet. The technical presentations are provided by the experts from industry, academia and IEEE Distinguished Lecturers. The PES chapter events provide a forum for networking among Electrical Engineering professionals working in various industries.

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

PES Vancouver Chapter has a number of opportunities for volunteers to get involve 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.

Additionally, I extend my invitation to anyone who would like give a Technical Presentations. If you are interested to give a talk related to Power and Energy, please contact me or any member of our PES Chapter Executives.
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 2015.

If you are interested in the activities of IEEE PES and are not subscribed to a Power & Energy Society membership, please use the link above or send me an email to be included on our mailing list.

Thank you.

Dipendra Rai, PhD
Chair, IEEE Power & Energy Society Vancouver Chapter

Upcoming Events

Environmental Friendly Substation and NexGen Substation Design Ideas

Power and Energy Chapter
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BC Hydro: Edmonds A01 Auditorium - Southpoint Room, 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, BC V3N 4X8
Li Xiao, Senior Engineer, Stations, Generation and Transmission Engineering, BC Hydro