Q: Why are some downloadable files in .doc format and others in .pdf format?
A: MS Word (.doc) format allows users to download the documents and modify them without limitations. The Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format is read-only so the document cannot be modified by the users. This makes the pdf documents immune from undesirable or unauthorized changes and modifications. Adobe Acrobat reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe Web page. The preferred format is pdf.
Q: Where do I find the Minutes of the Previous Meetings of the Switchgear Committee?
A: Go back to the "PES Switchgear Committee Home Page". Click on: "Minutes of the Meetings (Archives)". Click on any of the dates of the previous meetings.
Q: What should I do when my e-mail address changes?
A: Starting October 2007 we will be introducing a new on-line system for registration, e-mail addresses, and personal profiles for Switchgear Committee. The system is called Association Management System. This system will NOT be synchronized with the IEEE alias (@ieee.org) system so you should separately manage your changes with the IEEE HQ and IEEE SA.
Q: What is the new IEEE Electronic Balloting and how do I use it to vote? Does this change the PAR process as well?
A: See the document: Procedures for IEEE Electronic Balloting (click here) describing this new way of balloting, ballot monitoring, ballot pooling, PARs, etc .
Q: What is the Switchgear Committee all about?
A: We are a medium size, specialized but important group of professionals that monitor the state of the art and trends of the switchgear industry. We develop standards (most of them are from C37 series) that help build better products and provide the users and manufacturers a forum for a common discussion on the future of the industry. For more info on wuho we are please click here: Switchgear Committee Newcomers Orientation
Q: What awards are available for those members who are active in and make substantial contributions to the IEEE Switchgear Committee?
Q: What are the formal procedures that the Switchgear Committee follows?
A: The Switchgear Committee is governed by the documents described in here. (currently under revision)
Q: How do I join the Switchgear Committee?
A: You can attend any Switchgear Committee meetings and its Subcommittees and Working Groups (WG) as a guest. No invitation is necessary. The only exception is the ERP Subcommittee. However, to become a full (voting) member of the Main Switchgear Committee you have to be nominated and elected. It is typically after a few attended meetings and active participation in any of the committee working groups or other service activities that you may be elevated to the full member status.
Go back to PES Switchgear Committee Home Page.