Welcome to IEEE Power & Energy Society Community

The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting (GM) extends a warm welcome to our first-time attendees! The IEEE PES GM is the premier annual power and energy engineering event that will bring together over 3,000 leading PES members, power and energy engineers, top academics, and engineering students from all over the world. From 1964 through 2002 IEEE PES had a Winter and Summer meeting each year. Starting in 2003 these were combined into a single General Meeting which has been held annually. Our goal is for you to have a phenomenal conference experience. Join us this summer in Seattle, Washington to participate with the PES community.

First-time Attendees Session

Attending the GM for the first time can be an overwhelming experience due to the size and scope of the event, no sign-up is necessary.

There’s a great session at the beginning of the GM designed to help you learn about the GM, all the key events, and how to optimize your time. If you attend the GM this year in Seattle, we invite you to join this helpful session. Meet other first-time attendees, and get familiar with our events and activities. This event is open to all registered attendees.

Sunday, 21 July 2024, 3–4 PM PST
Location: Room 427

First-Timer Event Checklist [PDF 108KB]

2024 IEEE PES GM Advance Program

Navigating The IEEE PES GM

GM content, experiences, and events are organized under four main umbrellas.

Technical Program: Called the ‘heart of the conference’, the Technical Program is where you’ll find paper presentations, panel sessions, technical committee meetings, workshops, and so much more.

  • The majority of accepted conference and Transaction papers are scheduled for presentation at the Monday evening poster session. The top 10% of accepted conference papers will be presented in a Best Conference Paper Session on Monday afternoon. All registered attendees can participate in these paper presentations.
  • Panel Sessions are organized through the PES Technical committees and provide comprehensive discussions on a diverse range of important trends, issues, and real-world applications focused on planning for uncertainty in power grid operations, use of AI in the power grid, trends in changing power system dynamics, the role of the public in grid planning and operations, and more. All registered attendees can participate in panel sessions.
  • Technical Committee Meetings – IEEE PES Technical Activities Committees and their Subcommittees lead the creation and maintain the standardization of technical documents related to the Committee’s scope of activity, including Technical Reports, White Papers, and notably IEEE Standards. As there is an IEEE PES Technical Committee for nearly every aspect of power engineering, we invite you to explore our technical committees and join a committee focused on your professional areas of interest. All registered attendees can participate in technical committee meetings.

Networking Events: A variety of social and networking events are included in the PES GM. These include an opening reception on Sunday evening, poster sessions, an awards dinner, and Women in Power and Young Professionals Receptions.

Student Program: A robust student program includes a dedicated Tuesday morning poster session co-located with breakfast, a Student, Industry, Faculty (SIF) Luncheon on Wednesday (ticketed event), and a job fair on Wednesday afternoon.

Tutorials and Plain Talk about the Electric Power Industry: Twelve tutorials will be offered on Sunday, 21 July 2024. These are ticketed events that incur additional fees to attend. Plain talk courses will be offered Tuesday, 23 July – 25 July 2024 for non-engineer power industry professionals, designed to help you understand the technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background. 


Registration can be completed online.

Early bird registration discounts are available up to 7th of June 2024. A variety of discounted rates are available to IEEE members, PES members, students, and companions.