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2013 IEEE PES Chapter Membership Growth Award

PES Kerala Chapter won the PES  membership growth award for the year 2013 in the small chapter category.

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Date: Jul 7, 2014 5:53 PM
Subject: IEEE PES Chapter Membership Contest
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IEEE PES 2013 Chapter Membership Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of the IEEE PES Chapter Membership contest for 2013.

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Of the 93 Chapters enrolled in the contest, 20 exceeded their quota goal of an increase of more than 6% for large chapters (more than 100 HG members) or 15% for small chapters (with 100 or fewer HG members).  Overall, PES grew by 2.6% in this membership class in 2013.  Statistics for all PES chapters and their sponsoring sections is available on request. 

The contest evaluates the growth percentage of “higher grade” members. To participate, a PES Chapter must submit a PES Annual Report/ High Performing Chapter Award application to PES. Graduate Student Members (GSM) are excluded since PES already has a ‘free dues’ offer for the first year targeting Student Members and GSM. Additionally, the Chapter must show a positive growth trend for three years. For example, a Chapter that loses members in the year before the contest must recover at least those members to be considered. Also, the number of members in the chapter must be at least 10.

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Thanks to Drew Bonthron for his ongoing help compiling and evaluating all the data for this contest, and to all PES Chapters for their ongoing efforts in support of our membership.

Ed Carlsen

IEEE Power & Energy Society

Chapters Awards and Resources Chair

2013 Kerala Section Outstanding Chapter Award

DSC_0073_RIEEE PES Kerala Chapter bags the Outstanding Chapter Award 2013 for its outstanding performance among other Chapters under Kerala Section. The Award was given in the annual general meeting of Kerala Section held on Jan 11, 2014 at ‘‘The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre’, Kollam. Prof Muhammed Kasim, the Chairman of PES Kerala Chapter received the award from Prof V K Damodaran, PES Life Senior member.

2012 IEEE PES Outstanding Small Chapter Award

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We are pleased to announce the results of the IEEE PES Outstanding Chapter Awards for Large and Small Chapters for the 2012 program year:

Large Chapter (> 100 members):

Winner – Delhi [Chapter Chair – Mini S Thomas]

Runners Up (in alphabetical order)

*       Madras [Chapter Chair – K. V. Rupchand]

*       Malaysia [Chapter Chair – Izham Zainal Abidin]

*       Queensland [Chapter Chair – Mehdi Eghbal]

Small Chapter:

Winner – Kerala [Chapter Chair – Muhammed Kasim S]

Winning Chapters receive $1000, runners up $250. The winning chapter chairs (or designee) are also invited to the 2013 General Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to be honored at the Awards Dinner and the Chapter meetings. Please be sure to congratulate these chapters if you attend the meeting.

These chapters provided a wide range of excellent programs and services to PES members. Thanks to all the chapter volunteers who help serve our members and our industry.

Thanks to all the chapters that submitted OCA applications this year. I know there are many other active chapters out there that have programs that can compete for the OCA. Please note there will be some modifications to the OCA program that will be discussed at the Chapter meetings in San Diego, and details will be available on the PES Chapters web site soon.

Once again, congratulations to our winners and runners up in the IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Chapter Award contest.

Ed Carlsen


PES Chapter Awards and Resources

2013 IEEE PES Chapters Web site Contest – First Place

From: Meliha Selak <melihas@SHAW.CA>
To: pes-ccall@IEEE.ORG
Cc: Mazana Armstrong <mazana.armstrong@IEEE.ORG>; Edvina Uzunovic <>
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 11:52 AM
Subject: 2013 IEEE PES Chapters Web Site Contest and Chapter Locator

Dear PES Chapter Volunteers;

We are pleased to announce the final results of the 2013 IEEE PES Chapters Web Site Contest. The winners are:

1st Place: 3 chapters (each chapter ($400)
o Bangalore (,
o Boston (,
o Kerala (

2nd Place: 3 chapters (each chapter ($300)
o France (,
o Malaysia (,
o Ottawa ( )

3rd Place: 4 chapters (each chapter ($200)
o Costa Rica (,
o Croatia (,
o Turkey (,
o Twin City PES Chapters (

PES Chapters Website Contest Criteria are posted on Chapters website:

Congratulations to the winning chapters!

Note: Chapter Locator has been posted on PES website: Please check the inputs related to your chapter and provide feedback to your PES Regional Rep. Thanks.

Meliha Selak,
IEEE PES Governing Board, VP Chapters

2012 PES Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award

Dr K Bijuna Kunju was selected for the 2012 PES Outstanding Engineer Award for her contributions to the PES International Conference ISGT 2011-India organized by PES Kerala Chapter, IEEE Kerala Section & IEEE PES S B Chapter, TKM College of Engineering held at Kollam during De 1-3, 2011.