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Meeting Overview

The 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting will be held 22 – 26 July 2012 at Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA.

This premier power engineering conference will bring together practicing power engineers and academics from all over the world. The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering.

Join us for what promises to be a valuable, exciting event.

View the overview schedule, descriptions, and detailed information.


This year IEEE PES will be launching a mobile application designed to help you identify and find the host of technical sessions, committee meetings, and other events taking place at the 2012 PES General Meeting!  The web-based application works on all web-enabled smart phones, tablets and laptops and is available here:


*Please note a constant internet connection is required during the use of the mobile web application.


Manufacturers and service provider to the electric energy industry may be interested in special opportunities that allow you and your company to support the industry, while at the same time raising the profile of your own company with the people who really matter-electric energy professionals at all levels who are your current and potential future customers. See the full description of the offers available to you. Support Opportunities




Student Program

There will be a Student Support Program and a Student Poster Contest at the 2012 GM.

The Student Industry Faculty Luncheon with the International Job Fair for Students is a highlight of the IEEE PES GM. The job fair provides a forum for employers and students who share a common interest in the power and energy industry to meet and discuss career opportunities. The format of the job fair is designed to enable one-to-one conversations between students and company engineers.

Info about Student Industry Faculty Luncheon and Student Job Fair

Register for the General Meeting

Companion & Social

Don't miss your opportunity to explore what San Diego has to offer by registering for one or more of the numerous tours that our Local Organizing Committee has arranged. Transportation will be provided from the hotel for all tours including a wine lover's escape in wine country, a city tour of historic San Diego, a walk through the World Famous San Diego Zoo, a tour of an aircraft carrier and an evening dinner cruise. The tour choices will show you why San Diego is America's Finest City!

Registered companion tours / evening events information

Super Sessions 

Scheduled Super Session topics are:

- Wind, Solar and other Distributed Generation & Energy Storage Opportunities and Challenges
- Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
- Innovations in Communications for Power Systems
- Nuclear Power
- Managing Power Systems Under Changing Conditions
- Late Breaking News

View Super Session descriptions and information about presenters.

View Super Session videos.


Tutorials on a broad range of cutting edge topics are being offered at the PES 2012 General Meeting.  The selection of full-day and half-day outstanding classes includes multiple aspects of the following subjects:

- Smart Grid
- Power Quality
- Standards in Power System Modeling
- Static Var Compensators
- Electricity Markets

Class sizes are limited; be sure to sign up for the courses of your choice when registration opens in late March. Course prices are posted on the Tutorials page.

View the complete list of tutorial course titles, descriptions and prices.

View the instructor biographies for the Tutorials.