Power and Energy Society/Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society

Welcome to the Queensland Power and Energy Society/Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society Joint Chapter

If you are interested in joining the chapter please contact the current chapter Chair, Dr Chandima Ekanayake. More information on IEEE Power and Energy Society can be found at the IEEE Power and Energy Society home page. A Power and Energy Society promotional slideshow from 2002 is available here.

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Office Holders

Chair Vice-chair Secretary
chandima.jpg Chandima Ekanayake
School of Engineering
Griffith University
nilesh_photo1.jpg Nilesh Modi
Australian Energy
Market Operator
Dr. Ruifeng (Richard) YanRuifeng (Richard) Yan
Power and Energy Systems
School of Information Technology
and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland

The chapter archive is located here.

Chapter News

The chapter is pleased to announce that it was again recognized in the PES High Performing Chapter Program in 2014. This is the fifth year in succession that the chapter has received this prestigious award. Out of 84 chapters qualifying for the award, Queensland was 4th in the overall list of winning chapters in terms of the funding amount awarded, and in 2nd place (behind Malaysia) for non-US chapters.

The chapter is pleased to announce that it won a place in the IEEE PES Outstanding Chapter Award program for 2013. The Queensland chapter shared second place with the Bangalore chapter. This is the fourth time in the last four years that the Queensland chapter has been a runner-up in this prestigious award.

The chapter is pleased to announce that the IEEE PES Student Chapter at The University of Queensland was formed on 16 April 2010, as a result of a successful petition. Ms Alexandra Price took the role of Chair of the student Chapter for 2010. Mr. Mehdi Mosadeghy is the current PES UQ Student Branch Chair and students are most welcome to contact Mehdi.

IEEE Queensland Section PES Chapter introduced Students Travel Awards for students to attend the IEEE PES General Meeting. The nomination process has been completed for 2014. You can find out more about the prize and application process here.

Distinguished Lecturer Professor Ian Hiskens from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan gave a talk on Enhanced Power System Responsiveness through Load Control at the University of Queensland on June 2nd, 2015. The lecture slides are located here.

2015 PES General Meeting Student Poster Prize

Naheed Al Masood, pictured third from the left in the photo below, won first place in the Graduate poster contest at the 2015 PES General Meeting held in Boulder, Colorado, USA in July. Naheed, a PhD student at The University of Queensland's School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, attended the general meeting on a student travel grant from the IEEE Queensland Section. Congratulations Naheed, and well done!


Naheed's poster was titled “Frequency Response and its Enhancement using Synchronous Condensers in Presence of High Wind Penetration”. A copy of Naheed's certificate for winning the contest is available here.

2014 Student Prizes

In 2014 PES chapter received 15 applications from students at Queensland universities to attend and present papers at the 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting in Washington DC, USA. Mr. Junhyuck Seo and Mr. Nahid Masood were the winners in 2014, receiving $1000 each. Award winners will also receive a certificate from IEEE Queensland Section during the section's Annual General Meeting to be held at the end of the year.

Mr. Nahid Masood (second from left) and Mr. Junhyuck Seo (second
from right) received their prizes from PES chapter Chair Chandima
Ekanayake (left) and IEEE Queensland Chair Professor Tapan Saha

Student Prize Information

PES Outstanding Engineer Award

The IEEE QLD PES chapter established the ‘Outstanding Engineer' award’ in 2010, which is aimed to recognize outstanding technical, professional and society contribution on behalf of the power and energy profession. This award has been given each year starting from 2010. A special plaque for the “IEEE Power and Energy Society of Queensland Outstanding Engineer Award” is presented to the recipient by the chair of the IEEE QLD PES chapter. The 2013 award has now been finalised.

Calls for nomination will start in November 2015 and will be publicized through IEEE website, newsletter, e-notices and direct email to industry contacts. Nominations for the Outstanding Engineer Award will be accepted from IEEE Queensland Section engineers who contributed to the power engineering profession. The outcome will be announced in late December 2015. The award rules and nomination forms can be downloaded from links below.

The award rules and nomination forms can be downloaded from links below.

Upcoming Events


  • PES newsletters are published in Queensland section and Region 10 newsletters.
  • IEEE Queensland Section newsletters are available here.

Upcoming IEEE PES Conferences

Click here to view the annual calendar of conferences sponsored, technically sponsored and co-sponsored by PES.

PES Informational Videos

  • Click here to play “Partial discharge testing and monitoring of power system assets”.
  • Click here to play “A Smart Grid: For Intelligent Use Part 1”.
  • Click here to play “A Smart Grid: For Intelligent Use Part 2”.
  • Click here to play “Charging Ahead: The Case for Plug-in Hybrid Cars Part 1”.
  • Click here to play “Charging Ahead: The Case for Plug-in Hybrid Cars Part 2”.
Last modified: 11 August, 2015