We all know that the global electric power industry is facing new challenges due to environmental concerns, increasing penetration of renewable energy sources, new power grid and customer technologies and the looming workforce shortage. Strong leadership in the Power & Energy Society helps lay the foundation for discussing these challenges and finding impactful solutions. But electing such leaders starts with you and your commitment to voting in this PES election. I am honored to be running for the 2016-2017 PES President-elect.
I believe there are three key areas where PES needs to excel in order to be a leading voice in power and energy issues:
- Visibility and outreach (Publications and Conferences)
- Lifelong Learning
Historically, PES has contributed significantly to IEEE’s mission of fostering technological innovation for the benefit of humanity. I want to build on the progress that has been made so far by bringing my wide-ranging experience to the table. Your support means a great deal and together we can bolster PES’s work around the globe. I hope that after learning about all the candidates you’ll be inspired to vote and help shape the next era for our industry. Additional information on my experience is available at www.saifurrahman.org.