IEEE’s vision is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.  The Data Center market segment is one of the largest and fastest growing industry segments in the world economy.  The Industry Application Society (IAS) of the IEEE recently formed a data center subcommittee under the direction of the Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) department to support this important industry and to provide leadership and coordinate power distribution standards. The first meeting of this subcommittee was successfully held at the (I&CPS) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada on May 9, 2018.  The meeting was held as a brain storming session and to establish scope of the subcommittee.  We are happy to announce that a second Data Center subcommittee meeting will be held during the 2018 IAS Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.  The goal of this meeting is to build on the ideas generated at the May meeting and to review and update the mission, vision and core charter of this new IAS I&CPS subcommittee in support of the data center industry.

This meeting will take place during the co-located IEEE IAS Annual Meeting and the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo, so please plan to attend the technical sessions and take advantage of networking and learning opportunities via several speakers offering technical presentations. To kick off this exciting new initiative, we are fortunate to have Sean James of Microsoft speaking during the conference opening plenary session on Sunday evening September 23. Mr. James will join us during the IAS data center subcommittee meeting which will begin on Monday evening at 6pm.

If you have questions or would like to become a charter member of our new IEEE IAS Data Center subcommittee, please contact Tom Johnson or Daleep Mohla – the current subcommittee co-chairs at and We look forward to seeing you in Portland this coming September.