The Power Globe E-mail Forum
What is the Power Globe?
Power Globe is an internet e-mail forum for persons having an interest
in electric power engineering. It is implemented using an
open-subscription listserver -- subscribers can add or remove
themselves from the list, as well as control their subscription
options. Once subscribed, a person can send e-mail to the list where it
will be forwarded to all other subscribers. There are presently over
2100 subscribers world wide, with 5-10 messages being distributed on an
average day. Typical of the messages distributed are:
- Inquiries for information or assistance on SPECIFIC power
- Technological trends, policy, and current events that are of
great interest in power engineering
- Conference, Seminar, and Workshop Announcements
- Open High-Level university positions (Faculty and Research
- Open High-Level Industry positions (Highly-specialized
- Requests for obscure, hard-to-find publications
- Announcements of new power engineering books
- Announcements of landmark papers or articles
To provide a worldwide forum for power engineers on power engineering
topics via the Internet. The "Globe" is intended for all faculty,
staff, and engineers interested in power engineering.
Subscribing to the Power Globe
Following are instructions for the use of the self-service listserver
"Power Globe." Please note that you should subscribe yourself to the
listserver through the subscriber interface on the web located at:
Using this web site it is possible to:
- Join or leave the list (or change settings>
- View posted messages by week (messages for each week are
- Search the archives
- Post a message to the list
Should any additional support be required, the list owner can be
contacted via e-mail shown below.
Power Globe List Usage Guidelines
Only list subscribers are allowed to post to the Power Globe.
Messages can either be posted through the web interface or by sending
an e-mail directly to:
Note that the return address on the e-mail sent to the listserv
e-mail address must match the address in the subscriber database.
With over 2100 subscribers, it is vital that the “signal-to-noise
ratio” of the messages be kept high. Since only subscribers can
forward e-mail to the list, unsubscribed spammers are thwarted. Short
text messages are encouraged, using URL’s to point to more
extensive information. Messages of a commercial or non-professional
nature are not allowed.
In addition, general requests such as "send me everything you know
about topic XYZ" or requests for copies of copyrighted material such as
papers appearing in the technical journals or conference
proceedings are discouraged.
Finally, subscribers can elect to receive each day’s messages
in a single daily “digest,” reducing the amount of incoming
Subscribers are directed to this home page for rules of usage,
recommended etiquette, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The operation of Power Globe is overseen by a working group of the IEEE
Power Engineering Education Committee (PEEC). The Power Globe
Working Group members are:
Ongoing Working Group Activities
Power Globe Working Group meetings are held at the PES General Meetings
every summer. Interested persons are encouraged to attend. Present
issues of interest are the continued enhancement of the Power Globe
home page, further work on handling attachment files, more advanced
methods of filtering viruses, and acting on suggestions and feedback
from Power Globe subscribers.