The founder of IEEE PES Russia (Siberia) IEEE Life Fellow Professor Nikolay Voropai passed away on February 28

Professor Voropai was outstanding energy scientist, scientific leader of the Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

N.I. Voropai was born on November 1, 1943. He gained his Doctor’s degree  in Engineering  in 1990, full Professor in 1993, 

Honorary Scientist of the Russian Federation  in 1999, Honorary Power Engineer  in 2003, a laureate of the USSR State Prize 

in 1986, two prizes of the Russian Government in 1999 and 2011, the G.M. Krzhizhanovsky Prize in 2005 and in 2021, and 

the I.M. Gubkin Prize in 2004. He was awarded the Order of Friendship in 2004 and the Order of Honor in 2013.

He worked at the Melentiev ESI SB RAS from 1966 and  supervised over 20 PhD students. He served as Director of the Institute from 1997 to 2016.  N.I. Voropai was a full member of the Russian Academy of Electrical Engineering Sciences and the International Energy Academy, a member of the Presidium of the Russian Scientific and Engineering Society of Power Engineers and Electrical Engineers, a member of several scientific councils of RAS and SB RAS, a member of the Scientific and Engineering Council of FGC UES and RAS, chairman of the thesis committee of the Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS, a member of the technical committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), a member of the International Conference on Large Electric Systems CIGRE and a member of other international and Russian organizations. He was the editor-in-chief of the international journal Energy Systems Research and served on editorial boards of prominent Russian and international journals and publishers.

N.I. Voropai was a renowned expert in the field of energy systems research, author and co-author of more than 700 published research contributions. N.I. Voropai identified and investigated the fundamental  features of complex extended electric power systems, which allowed to explain many particular phenomena and processes, such as system accidents, on the basis of clear physical representations and to develop theoretical foundations for the analysis and synthesis of structurally heterogeneous power interconnections. This direction is the methodological backbone of research efforts by a school of thought that still leads its field to this day.  

Under the leadership of N.I. Voropai, a methodology, mathematical models, and methods for expansion planning of the power industry, power systems, and utilities under multiple decision criteria and divergent interests of the entities of relations were developed. The methodology is unparalleled in the science of power engineering.

N.I. Voropai was one of the first to initiate pioneering research on ensuring the energy security of Russia and its regions. In recent years, he was actively engaged in the issues of smart energy systems.

N.I. Voropai always took an active part in scientific and social life, which was always substantial, useful, and unselfish. In many respects, thanks to him, a team of like-minded people with a healthy and friendly atmosphere was formed. His personal qualities – sincerity, humanity, patience combined with determination, wisdom, and intelligence – are the qualities of a true leader both in the institute and beyond its walls.

The IEEE Student Branch Chapter at Northumbria University cordially invites you to attend IEEE PES Day 2021 webinars on April 26th, 2021

Dear R8 ambassadors,
The IEEE Student Branch Chapter at Northumbria University cordially invites you to attend IEEE PES Day 2021 webinars on April 26th, 2021 on the following topics:

1. How To Get Published With IEEE at 3:00 p.m. (BST)
    Speaker:- Edward Wong,
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2. Smart Microgrid Webinar at 4:30 p.m. (BST)
    Speaker:- Dr Mousa Marzband
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Registration Link :-    Note: Two days before the webinar, all registrants will receive a link to join the event via Microsoft teams virtual platform. Also, during the first week of April, e-participation certificates will be shared to the registered email address. The information obtained in this form is solely for the purpose of sharing event information and e-certificates.

      For more information contact us on Rahul Rajeevkumar Urs (UK and Ireland section ambassador, IEEE PES Day-2021)  at, or visit our website link on

Thanks and Regards,Rahul Rajeevkumar Urs

Melentiev Energy Systems institute SB RAS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Melentiev Energy Systems institute SB RAS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Prof. SAIFUR RAHMAN,  Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA

President, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2018 and 2019

Candidate for IEEE President-elect 2021

Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner.  He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has published over 140 journal papers and has made over four hundred conference and invited presentations.  In 2006 he served on the IEEE Board of Directors as the vice president for publications. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Power & Energy Society and has lectured on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy internet, blockchain, IoT sensor integration, etc. in over 30 countries.  He is the founder of BEM Controls, LLC, a Virginia (USA)-based software company providing building energy management solutions.  He served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. He has conducted several energy efficiency, blockchain and sensor integration projects for Duke Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy and the State of Virginia. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.

Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables

Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables

Saifur Rahman, PhD

Joseph Loring Professor & Director Advanced Research Institute

Virginia Tech, USA

Candidate for IEEE President

With the focus on environmental sustainability and energy security, power system planners are looking at renewable energy as supplements and alternatives. But such generation sources have their own challenges – primarily intermittency. It is expected that the smart grid – due to its inherent communication, sensing and control capabilities – will have the ability to manage the load, storage and generation assets (including renewables) in the power grid to enable a large-scale integration of distributed generation. In a smart grid, information about the state of the grid and its components can be exchanged quickly over long distances and complex networks. It will therefore be possible to have the integration of sustainable energy sources, such as wind, solar, off-shore electricity, etc. for smoother system operation. But in order for this to be possible, the electric utility will have to evolve, and change their ways of operation to become an intelligent provider of these services. This lecture introduces the operational characteristics of renewable energy sources, and various aspects of the smart grid – technology, standards and regulations. It also addresses the interplay among distributed generation, storage and conventional generation to provide an efficient operational strategy in the context of the smart grid.

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23 June 2020