Participation

Participation in SPDC Business

There are several levels of IEEE PES SPDC participation. Besides visiting the related Web sites there are increasing levels of involvement as listed below.

SPDC Newsletter

The SPDC Newsletter is a no-charge subscription email service devoted keeping you informed on IEEE PES Surge Protective Devices Committee activities and related topics.

User Account for pes-spdc.org

A pes-spdc.org User Account is free and is obtained by completing the Web-based application form. You will then have an pes-spdc.org User Account User Name and Password. Account holders are able to post materials in the pes-spdc.org contribution files area and the Forums area. 

IEEE Web Account

Having an IEEE Web Account is a prerequisite for the participation in many IEEE activities, such as myProject. The IEEE Web Account is free and is obtained by completing the Web-based application form. You will then have an IEEE Web Account User Name and Password. IEEE members, who pay their dues via the Internet, will already have an IEEE Web Account linked to their IEEE membership number.

myProject

myBallot™ is an electronic balloting system for standards review within myProjectTM. Using your IEEE Web Account User Name and Password for login, you register with myBallot™ by setting your interest profile. When a standard matching your profile comes to ballot you will be informed by e-mail. Those who wish to join the Ballot Group just log-on to myBallot™ and enrol themselves in the balloting group. To participate in such a ballot you either have to be an IEEE-SA member or pay a single ballot participation fee.

Organisation and Society Memberships

IEEE PES Surge Protective Devices Committee (SPDC) membership

The only charges levied by the SPDC are meeting registration fees.The site Projects Section lists the standards document development activities of the SPDC and SPDC meeting dates are given on the Events page. Participation in the SPDC standards creation process is open to everyone. Those who make technical contributions to a working group project can be upgraded from group participant to a group voting member if they meet the requirements of the SPDC Procedural documents.

IEEE membership

Membership dues are yearly. Membership benefits and the joining process are covered on the IEEE membership page.

IEEE-SA membership

Membership dues are yearly. You can join IEEE-SA as a standalone Non-IEEE member or as an additional fee on your IEEE membership. Membership allows you to take part in document ballots in the myBallotTM area of the IEEE-SA myProjectTM Web site. SPDC officers must be IEEE-SA members.

IEEE PES membership

Membership dues are yearly. You can join PES as a standalone Affiliate membership or as an additional fee to your IEEE membership. The SPDC is a Technical Committee of the IEEE PES.  Membership benefits and the joining process are covered on the PES membership page.

Under High Power Electromagnetics, the EMC Society deals with lightning phenomena, which is of interest to many SPDC members. Membership allows access to the many papers on lightning published every year by the EMC Society. Membership benefits and the joining process are covered on the EMC Society membership page.

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