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The PELS is the driving force behind numerous standards activities relating to power electronics and smart grid initiatives, including the following:

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

This international roadmap is dedicated to providing a reliable and comprehensive roadmap to serve academia, industry, national labs, and research organizations

International Technology Roadmap for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors (ITRW)

The PELS has led the way to develop an international roadmap for wide bandgap power semiconductors that encompasses devices, modules, packaging, and applications.

Smart Grid Activities

Among the efforts of the PELS Standards Committee is participation in the IEEE-SA P2030.1 work on smart grid infrastructure. The IEEE-SA P2030.1 guide will provide a knowledge base for understanding and defining the electric grid infrastructure requirements to support various forms of electric-sourced transportation, including both vehicle and mass transit. This is necessary to determine the future grid infrastructure requirements that must be implemented in phases in the future. The P2030.1 project is sponsored by the IEEE_SA Standards Coordinating Committee 40 (SCC40).

Passive Components

Matt Wilkowski has been leading the Electronic Transformers Technical Committee effort with several standards relating to magnetic materials and components. PELS began a new working group on Testing and Characterization of Electrochemical Capacitors. A project authorization request (PAR) is being created and this working group will begin its work soon. If you wish to get involved, please contact the working group chair, Dr. John Miller.

Other Relevant Standards Activities

Peter Wilson
Vice President of Industry and Standards
Peter Wilson
Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, UK

Current and Ongoing Standards Efforts and Coordinating Committees

To view all of IEEE’s standards, please visit the IEEE Standards Association.

New Call for Participation for IEEE P3105 (Recommended Practice for Design and Integration of Solid-State Transformers in Electric Grid): Sponsored by the IEEE PELS and Solid-State Transformers, this recommended practice defines the fundamental principles, basic and advanced features, and design requirements of a solid-state transformer being connected to an electric grid. If you are interested in joining, please contact Marco Liserre or Ashley Moran.

Standard ID Standard Name Contact
IEEE 1573-2003 IEEE Recommended Practice for Electronic Power Subsystems: Parameters, Interfaces, Elements, and Performance Peter Wilson
P1789 Working Group on Recommending Practices for Modulating Current in High Brightness LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks
P1826 Standard for Power Electronics Open System Interfaces in Zonal Electrical Distribution Systems Rated Above 100 kW Patricia Roder
P2004 Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls Mischa Steurer
P2030.1 Working Group on Grid Infrastructure for Electric Sourced Transportation Information
P2988 Recommended Practice for Use and Function on Virtual Synchronous Machines Ashley Moran
Task Force on Fault Current Limiter Testing Mischa Steurer
Policies and Procedures


Learn about the operating policies and procedures governing the IEEE PELS Standards Committee and the development of Standards. 

Join the PELS Standards Committee

The PELS Standards Committee is actively looking for volunteers to engage in standard activities. If you are interested in working on new standards or revisions, submit an application to join.  For more information, please view the PELS Standards Policies and Procedures or contact Dr. Johan Enslin.