Dr. Damir Novosel, the new President of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, participated at the IEEE PES Power System Relaying Committee meeting on January 13, 2016 in Memphis, USA. He addressed the Main Committee meeting and described his goals in his role as IEEE PES president.
They include focus on global membership involvement in growth, and retention by increasing and communicating benefits of active IEEE participation. 

It is also important to publically acknowledge volunteers and recognize the most active members for their great efforts and contributions.

The following are goals and priorities that can be accomplished only through active engagement by the members:

  • Strengthen involvement of and benefits for industry members. It includes development and, if need-ed, “fast-tracking” of standards, together with IEEE Standards Association
  • Improve international involvement and leadership, including awareness, technical participation, and use of international meetings and chapter activities to foster cooperation
  • Provide objective technical leadership and support for industry initiatives that lead to developing the regulatory policies in cooperation with U.S. DOE, NERC, and other needful government agencies worldwide

Accomplishing the above goals will require creating more industry leading technical, educational, coaching and connection programs through chapters, technical committees, conferences, etc. These initiatives should serve to energize and promote the diverse membership at all grades through sharing their knowledge, best practices, and innovative ideas.   


BeijingSifang June 2016