Some of us are Old, some of us are young, and some of us refuse to acknowledge the difference. At any age, electric power and energy engineers contribute to the sustainability of life on this planet and the future growth of technology and society on all fronts. At a time when the U.S. economy is still struggling to employ more people, the power and energy sector worries about new talent to replace retiring experience. This article introduces readers to the Power and Energy Engineering Workforce Collaborative (PWC), an initiative on the part of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). The PWC was created to strengthen the U.S. power and energy workforce needed for the smart grid of the future and related technologies. Much of the material included here comes from the document shown in Figure 1. As these workforce issues greatly affect the United States, this work is being closely coordinated with IEEE-USA.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering