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from our members' inventive ideas on
how to improve. under the leadership
of Miroslav Begovic, pes immediate
past president, the Long-range planning
(Lrp) committee has developed the pes
2013-2018 long-range plan to pave the
way to continuous growth that can only
be achieved by providing unparalleled
value to our members. some of the key
successes and initiatives planned are
addressed below, including plans by
four of the Lrp subcommittees/teams.
pes membership grew from 21,000
to an all-time record of 33,391 at the
end of 2014. a very important factor in the increased membership has
been the formation of 40 new chapters since 2010, with nine in region 8
(africa, europe, Middle east) and 14
in region 10 (asia and pacific). the
growth of student branch chapters
over the same period has exceeded the
growth of regular chapters, reflecting

global success in attracting young practitioners and researchers to the society
and the profession, and responding to
the need of pes to rejuvenate itself. In
addition to efforts by our volunteers to
promote the value that pes provides,
the growth is attributed to increased
worldwide interest in energy, new
energy technologies, and changing
workforce demographics. Like most
Ieee societies, pes membership is
concentrated in north america, where
56% of our members reside. however,
our membership is growing most rapidly in regions 8 and 10, with 22 and
34% growth, respectively. there is continued potential for pes to attract new
members in region 9 (Latin america),
for example, which presently has 9%
of our membership. as language barriers can present an obstacle for some
professionals to join pes and benefit
from its many resources, our plans are

to continue working toward a partial
translation of our magazines and activities-related information into the common language(s) of the region.
the vision of the Lrp team on
chapter activities, membership development, and outreach, led by Frank
Lambert (vp, chapters) and including
Meliha selak (past vp, chapters), is to
enhance the value and contributions of
pes members globally in the coming
years. Membership growth in those
regions has not yet reached the levels
and potential that we might achieve
with a more focused effort to provide
services and value tailored to the cultures and circumstances under which
our members' careers are developing.
part of the solution should involve increased industry engagement and offering products in regional languages.
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by the team:

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