The IEEE Power & Energy Society is a worldwide, non-profit association of more than 37,000 industry professionals, academics and students with a common interest in the electric power energy industry. PES has vibrant communities at the local chapter level, and at the international level through our conferences, publications and technical committees. IEEE PES Kerala Chapter is one of the active chapters under IEEE Power & Energy Society.
Our mission is 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 scope of the Society embraces research, development, planning, design, construction, maintenance, installation and operation of equipment, structures, materials and power systems for the safe, sustainable, economic and reliable conversion, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and usage of electric energy, including its measurement and control.
IEEE PES Kerala Chapter was founded in the year 1999, with a membership of 12. PES Kerala Chapter won Outstanding Chapter Award in 2012 and PES Membership Growth Award for the year 2013 in the small chapter category and was adjudged first place in the IEEE PES Chapters Web site Contest in 2013. The chapter membership grew from 426 in 2015 to 657 in 2016 and 1207 in 2017. The higher grade membership also grew from 67 in 2015, 115 in 2016, becoming a large chapter and 150 in 2017. Senior Membership grew from 13 in 2015 to 30 in 2016 and 33 in 207. The growth of membership is shown in the table below:
Activities wise also it grew from 23 in 2016 and 86 in 2017. In 2017 IEEE PES Kerala Chapter is the largest chapter among other PES Chapters globally.
The programs organised were also diverse. In 2016 an academia industry interaction was initiated thereby 30 problems identified by the power utility were taken by 10 leading colleges of the state for analysis, study and report. This program triggered the growth of Graduate Student Member in the Chapter.