Hungary Section PES chapter


Short introduction:

The PES HU provides forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. In this case the education and the results of the industrial developments are in focus – to let the most vulnerable to enjoy its benefits. Members of the PES HU are leaders in this field, and they — and their colleagues — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.

“To be the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society, and the preferred professional development source for our members.”

Further information on the IEEE PES website:

Membership benefits:

  • Networking with professionals

  • Professional meetings

  • Up to date information on current trends and the latest technology

  • Free Power & Energy and Electrification magazine

  • Free IEEE publications through IEEEXplore

  • Free webinars

  • Discounts at PES-sponsored conferences worldwide

  • Award opportunities

PES chapter management:

István Vokony



Istvan Vokony was born in Mosonmagyarovar in Hungary in 1983. He graduated at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Department of Electric Power Engineering and Corvinus University of Budapest Faculty of Economics. He got PhD. summa cum laude at Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Energetic and Electro-technique. He is an IEEE member since 2009, Chair of the Hungarian Power & Energy Society, member of the Hungarian Electrotechnical Association and senior member of the BUTE Student Association of Energy. Also member at World Energy Council and co-founder of Hungarian Young Professionals in Energy, member at Association of Energy Engineers.


Bálint Hartmann



Bálint Hartmann, Dr. (M’2009) was born in 1984. He received M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2008 and 2013, respectively. He is senior lecturer with the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is also a part-time research fellow with the Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His fields of interest include distributed generation, renewable energy sources, energy storage and smart grids.




Beáta Polgári



Beata Polgari graduated from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2012 and received her M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering. She was specialized in Electric Power Engineering. She is doing her PhD in the field of demand-side management and works for E.ON Hungary, as well. Her research areas cover demand response, electricity market issues, ancillary services, smart metering and electricity theft detection.

She has been chair of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Joint IAS/PES student branch chapter and the student branch before. She is member of the IEEE since 2009. She was vice-president of the Student Association of Energy. She is also member of the Hungarian Electrotechnical Association.


István Táczi



István Táczi (Chair of the BUTE Student Branch & Joint Industry Applications and Power and Energy Society Student Branch Chapter). István is an MSc. Student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (Electric Power Systems Main Specialization, Building Electricity Secondary Specialization), part-time product implementation associate at E.ON Hungary and a graduate student member of the IEEE. Currently he is volunteering as a chairman of the TU’s SB and the IAS/PES Joint SBC and as the ambassador for the IEEE Day 2017 event in the Hungary Section.




József Kiss

YP representative


József Kiss was born in 1985. He received his Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in 2011. He is an assistant lecturer with the BUTE Department of Electric Power Engineering. His fields of interest include power quality, network losses, renewable energy integration and smart grids.


Upcoming events:

Pograms for 2019 is coming soon.

Recent events:


Board meeting. Topics: yearly plans, programs.


Gergely Szabó (CEO of MET Hungary): the effect of LNG on the Hungarian and European gas market


 Chen-Ching Liu (IEEE PES DLP) Cyber-Physical System Security of the Power Grid


Central and Eastern European Future Energy Leaders Workshop


Alumni meeting at the 125th anniversary of the Budapest University of Technoligy and Economics Electrical Engineering Department


Summer Academy on Energy in Budapest with many presentations




Wei Jen Lee: Status of Battery Energy Storage Systems in 2018


MAIT student and YP conference with paper contest


End of year meeting: achievements, chapter chairs meeting summary






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Climate change with a rational eye - roundtable discussion


Winter Package mini conference


Seminar of a foreigner IEEE member guest: Maria Teresa Outeiro: Grid integration of renewable sources and the way Portugal deals with it


Tutorial of Maria Teresa Outeiro: Resonant power converters: recent and emerging application


Seminar about regulational changes in energetics - focusing on the new market design and the winter package by Zsuzsa Csekő (EON - a Hungarian DSO) and Gabor Szörényi (ERRA)


Seminar on Capacity mechanisms, electricity market changes by Peter Ujhely from the Hungarian TSO


Seminar about the connection between the new Balancing Guideline and the Winter Package by Evelin Kiss from the Hungarian TSO


Seminar on ROC (Regional Operational Centre) by Zoltán Tihanyi from the Hungarian TSO


MAIT mini conference in cooperation with the Hungarian Electrotechnical Assotiation


Student Paper Contest


IEEE day program: IoT in Energetics: Revolution of the Present, Visions of the Future in co-operation with the SBC


Date of last update: 03 January 2018

With questions concerning the website please contact: Beáta Polgári



Dr. István

Dr. Bálint

Beáta Polgá

István Tá

József KissYP