Programs and Projects

The IEEE Power Electronics Society develops special activities that are brought forth by the PELS Executive Committee, created by the Technical Committees or launched under a three-year new initiative process.


Current Activities

IEEE International Technology Roadmap for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors (ITRW) 

The ITRW Program released the first edition of the Roadmap, published in late 2019, and the activities for 2.0 are continuing with the goal to provide reference and guidance to engineers in power electronics by identifying future research, technology developments, and applications of wide bandgap power semiconductors.  The ITRW is dedicated to providing a reliable and comprehensive roadmap serving academia, industry, and relevant organizations.  

IEEE PELS Energy Access Working Group

The IEEE PELS Energy Access Working Group is the home for the Energy Access Community overseeing the activities and organization of the IEEE PELS Empower a Billion Lives Global Competition and the IEEE PELS workshops dedicated to decentralized energy access. 

The Energy Access Working Group seeks interested members from the Energy Access Community, in technology, in business, in policy, in development, social responsibility, and social impact to join the Energy Access Working Group.

IEEE PELS Cyber-Physical Security

Cyber-Physical Security (CyPhy) focuses on utilizing the expertise of the Power Electronics Society to define design phase hardware hardening and communicate the requirements within this field of interest.  The CyPhy group publishes, holds the CyberPELS workshop, and focuses on Transportation Electrification, Data Centers, Distributed, and Transmission Grid Security. Industry and Academia are invited to collaborate on Initiative Activities through Committee work.  This initiative is now covered by TC-10.

IEEE International Technology Roadmap of Power Electronics for Distributed Energy Systems (ITRD)

The ITRD group is currently calling for stakeholders in the industry (manufacturers, technology providers, consultants, and utilities), national labs and research institutions, academia/students and professional associations to work together to provide guidance and foresight for distributed energy resources and begin the development of working groups to produce a background whitepaper in this focus area.