Below are the candidates for IEEE Division VII Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2021; Delegate/Director, 2022-2023.

Division VII: Power and Energy Society

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.


Lalit K. Goel

Headshot of Lalit K Goel

(Nominated by IEEE Division VII)


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)



Lalit Goel is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received 20 teaching awards. He obtained BTech Degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Warangal, India in 1983, and MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan Canada, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore in 1991 where he is presently a Professor of Power Engineering and Director of the Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP). He previously served as Head of Power Engineering, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Director of Undergraduate Education (Projects) in the President's Office, and Director, Office of Global Education & Mobility. He served as Editor for the International Journal of Electric Power Systems Research from 2002 until 2019. He has published 185 international journal and conference papers in power system reliability, cost/benefit assessment, power markets and renewables.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • Member, IEEE PES Leadership in Power Award Committee, 2019-2020
  • Member, PES Outstanding Student Scholarship selection Committee, 2020
  • IEEE PES Regional Representative Region 10, 2011-2016
  • Honorary Chair, IEEE TENCON 2016, Singapore
  • Member, IEEE Region 10 Awards & Recognitions Committee, 2015
  • Member, Selection Committee, IES/IEEE Joint Medal of Excellence Award, 2008-2015
  • Member, IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Committee, 2009-2014
  • Member, Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award Committee, IEEE PES, 2010-2017
  • Editorial Board Member, IEEE PES Power & Energy Magazine, 2011-2017
  • General Chair, IEEE TENCON 2009, Singapore
  • IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee Member, 2007-2011 and 2016
  • IEEE Singapore Section: Chairman, 2007-2008
  • IEEE PES Nominations & Appointments Committee Member, 2006-2007, 2010 and 2014
  • IEEE Singapore Section: Deputy Chairman, 2005-2006
  • IEEE PES Chapters Representative Region 10 South, 2005-2010
  • IEEE Singapore Section: Committee Member, 2003-2004
  • IEEE PES Chapter Singapore: Committee Member, 2004-2006
  • IEEE PES Chapter Singapore: Chairman, 2002-2003
  • IEEE PES Chapter Singapore: Deputy-Chairman, 2000-2001
  • IEEE PES Chapter Singapore: Committee Member, 1998-1999; Honorary Treasurer , 1996-1997
  • Publications Chair, 1995 IEEE PES Energy Management & Power Delivery (EMPD) Conference, Singapore
  • Organizing Chairman, 1998 IEEE PES EMPD Conference, Singapore
  • Vice-Chairman, IEEE PES Winter Meeting 2000, Singapore
  • Honorary Secretary, International Power Engineering Conferences (IPEC) (technically co-sponsored by PES) 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003, Singapore
  • Chairman 2004 IEEE PES PowerCON, Singapore
  • Chairman IPEC2005 and IPEC2007, Singapore
  • Chairman International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) 2010, Singapore (technically co-sponsored by PES)
  • Co-Chair Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) 2016, 2017 and 2018 (technically co-sponsored by 3 IEEE Societies)
  • Advisor, IEEE PES ISGT-Asia Conference 2018, Singapore
  • Received IEEE PES Singapore Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award 2000
  • Received IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award 2009
  • Received IEEE Singapore Section “Outstanding Volunteer” Award 2013
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE PES




As a volunteer with IEEE and PES for more than 30 years, I have served in various capacities, including Singapore Section Chair, and Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific Region 10. The power and energy industry is going through a transformational phase with renewables and their integration, energy storage, and digital technologies, etc., and PES needs to stay at the forefront for members’ benefit. I shall endeavor to bring value to both younger and experienced engineers at the technical and educational levels – in particular, we need to continue to attract younger and diverse members for a sustainable future for the Society. If elected, I will also continue my predecessors’ great work to curtail costs and keep the budget in check to benefit the volunteers. I will help build close relationships with IEEE sister Societies, develop good relations with other professional associations, and build global outreach for the benefit of IEEE members. My experience in attracting and promoting talent, identifying and nurturing innovation, and managing budgets, will be highly beneficial for this IEEE Board of Directors position. 

Claudio Cañizares

Headshot of Claudio Canizares

(Nominated by IEEE Division VII)

Professor and Hydro One Endowed Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



Dr. Cañizares has held various positions at Waterloo since 1993.  He received the EE diploma from EPN in Ecuador (1984), where he held different positions between 1983 and 1993, and MSc (1988) and PhD (1991) EE degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His professional activities focus on power systems, microgrids, energy systems and smart grids, leading multiple grants and contracts, collaborating with industry and academics in Canada and abroad, and supervising many researchers.  He has authored numerous highly cited publications, including some disclosures and patents, and has been invited to multiple institutions and conferences worldwide.  He is the EIC of the IEEE Trans. Smart Grid and an IEEE Fellow, and Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow.  He was awarded the 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal, and several IEEE PES Technical Council and Committee awards and recognitions.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


Awards and Recognitions:

  • IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (PSDPC) Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Awards 2020 (announced), 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2007, 2005
  • IEEE-PSDPC Technical Committee Service Recognition Awards 2019, 2017
  • IEEE-PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award 2017
  • IEEE-PSDPC Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award 2017
  • IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal 2016
  • IEEE-PES PowerTech Conference A. Papadias Best Student Paper Award 2015
  • IEEE-PSPDC Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership 2012
  • IEEE-PES Technical Council Working Group Recognition Awards for Outstanding Technical Report 2009, 2005
  • IEEE Fellow 2007


Positions and Memberships:

  • EiC, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2020-today)
  • IEEE-PES Awards Committee (2019-today)
  • Chair, IEEE-PES Electrification Magazine Steering Committee (2019-today)
  • IEEE-PES Lifetime Achievement Award Committee (2019-today)
  • Past-Chair, Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary, IEEE-PES PSPDC (2013-today)
  • Editor, IEEE Smart Grid Technical Activities Committee’s white paper (2018-today)
  • Chair, IEEE-PSDPC Task Forces (2018-today, 20014-2018, 2010-2014, 2005-2010)
  • IEEE-PES Technical Council and New Product Development (NDP) Committee Liaison (2018-2019)
  • EiC, IEEE Proceedings Special Issue (2018-2019)
  • International Program Committee IEEE-PES PowerTech Conferences (2018-2019, 2010-2011)
  • IEEE-PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award (OPEEA) Committee (2017-today)
  • IEEE-PES NPD Committee (2016-2019)
  • TPC Chair, IEEE PES ISGT Latin America (2016-2017)
  • IEEE Proceedings Editorial Board (2016-today)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2012-2014)
  • TPC/Advisory Committee IEEE-PES ISGT Europe (2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2011-2012)
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Special Issue (2009-2011)
  • Chair and Secretary IEEE-PSDPC Power Systems Stability Controls Subcommittee (2006-2011)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE-PES Transactions Letters (2004-2019)
  • Member, IEEE-PES PSDPC (1998-today)
  • Member, IEEE-PSDPC Power System Stability Subcommittee (1997-today)
  • Member, IEEE-PSDPC Power System Stability Controls Subcommittee (1997-today)
  • Chair and Secretary, IEEE-PSDPC Voltage Stability Working Group (1994-2002)
  • Contributing Member of multiple IEEE-PSPDC Trask Forces and Working Groups (1994-today)
  • IEEE Member since 1987




I have been an IEEE and PES member since I was a graduate student back in 1987, and ever since I have been fully engaged with and contributed to the IEEE, and particularly the PES, with multiple publications and conference participations, and as a very active member and/or leader of numerous technical task forces, working groups, committees, and editorial boards.  I have benefitted greatly from the wealth of technical products and opportunities that the IEEE and PES offers, and in the process, I have had the opportunity to witness, learn, understand, and contribute to different aspects of the IEEE and PES technical activities and management.  Based on this extensive experience and my personal knowledge of and interactions with IEEE members from all regions, I strongly believe that I can properly represent the interest of the PES and its membership at the IEEE Board and Assembly.  I look forward to the opportunity and honor of representing our Society and its members at the IEEE Board, considering its large size and relevance to the Institute.