The IEEE and the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) have announced the addition of US utilities ComEd and VELCO and of energy infrastructure firm Quanta Technology into the organisations’ PES Corporate Engagement programme.
Employees of the new participants will utilise PES resources to stay well informed and trained in the new technologies disrupting the energy industry.
Marianna Vaiman, team representative of the IEEE PES Corporate Engagement, said: “For corporations in the power and energy sector, the IEEE PES Corporate Engagement Programme represents a valuable resource for professional education and training, as well as providing opportunities for employees to participate in numerous IEEE initiatives, technical activities and standards development projects.”
“Programme members reap the benefits of professional development in a collaborative environment while contributing to the overall advancement and improvement of the power and energy sector.”
Shay Bahramirad, vice president of engineering and smart grid at ComEd, added: “IEEE PES is the place where leaders in the field, from academia to industry, come together to share and refine ideas and develop the technologies that make the electric grid more resilient and sustainable.”
“ComEd has long been proud of its work within IEEE PES, and joining the Corporate Engagement Program represents one more significant step towards strengthening and deepening this important relationship.”
Chris Root, CEO of VELCO, emphasised: “The opportunities to learn from industry experts and share and exchange information in a customized manner benefit the company and our engineers. As a small company, having access to the industry’s most recent technical information and standards is critical. Signing this MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) will help VELCO engage with other utilities experiencing similar issues related to grid modernisation.”
Damir Novosel, Quanta Technology president, highlighted the importance of IEEE in building careers through participation and mentorship, “Although our team has been very active with IEEE PES, having a more structured engagement in various IEEE initiatives would further benefit both our team and the industry. We are committed to having more than 100 employees working with industry leaders to make a difference in electrical energy delivery.”
To learn more about the benefits of the IEEE PES Corporate Engagement Programme, please visit the program’s home page.