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IEEE Power Engineering Society Officially Changes its Name To IEEE Power & Energy Society

After a final vote from the Society membership, the IEEE Power Engineering Society has officially changed its name to the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), effective 22 April.

In an announcement at the 2008 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference in Chicago, Ill., 2008 PES President Wanda Reder outlined the benefits of the name change:
  • More relevant to current member interests and aligns with global needs
  • Positions the Society for increased interaction and external collaboration
  • Improves the Society’s external image
  • Provides framework for embracing emerging technologies
  • Appeals to “Societal” interests of potential members

The name change also:
  • Maintains the strong IEEE PES acronym and identity
  • Aligns with the “Power & Energy” Magazine title
  • Better reflects the existing mission, scope, field of interest

The Society's mission will remain “to be the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society and the preferred professional development source for [our] members.”

The IEEE PES is the oldest IEEE Society, and will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2009, along with the IEEE itself.  For full coverage of the PES Transmission and Distribution conference, read the show's official blog at .
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