Treatment of all matters in which the dominant factors are the application, design, construction, testing and operation of  transformers, reactors and other similar equipment. Included is treatment of the following:

  • Transmission and Distribution Transformers
  • Voltage Regulators(step and induction regulators)
  • Reactors and Grounding Transformers
  • HVDC Converter Transformers and Smoothing Reactors
  • Dry Type and Power Semiconductor Rectifier Transformers
  • Instrument Transformers (voltage and current transformers)
  • Insulation and Dielectric Issues Relating to Transformers
  • Outdoor Apparatus Bushings
  • Insulating Fluids
  • Subsurface Transformers and Network Protectors
  • Phase Angle Regulating Transformers

Committee activities include sponsorship and development (either alone or jointly with other technical committees and/or organizations) of standards, recommended practices, guidelines and policies as well as preparation of position papers and/or documents, technical conferences and/or sessions on matters related to items above.

Liaison and cooperation with other technical committees, societies, groups and associations concerned with various aspects of items above are also included in the Committee Scope.


Governing documents:
Transformer Committee P&P Manual accepted by SASB 11Feb2019
TC Committee O&P Manual approved 24Oct2016
TC Working Group Individual P&P Manual approved 3Feb2020, posted version updated 1Jul2020
TC Working Group Entity P&P Manual draft 28Oct2019

The Transformers Committee is comprised of the officers, subcommittee and working group chairmen, liaison representatives, emeritus members and the general (voting) members, for which eligibility, qualifications and duties are described.


The voting members of the Committee are appointed by the Chairman upon recommendation of a Subcommittee Chairman and the
concurrence of the Administrative Subcommittee. The membership application form  must be filled in full.
Notification of appointment is given to the Chairman of the Technical Council.


Selection and continuation of committee membership shall be determined by meeting all of the following qualifications:
a. Member in good standing of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and Standards Association membership.
b. A demonstrated interest and knowledge of the fields of Distribution, Power and/or Regulating transformers as expressed by working on standards, publishing papers, taking part in discussions of technical papers and presentations thereof.

c.  Technical competence in one or more particular branch(s) of engineering as specified in the scope of the Committee.
d. Contributing regularly as a member of Subcommittee(s) and Working Group(s) during a two-year apprenticeship period.
e. Willingness to devote time and effort to contribute to the advance of the art by:

  • Regular attendance at meetings and participation at the Subcommittee and Working group level
  • Reviewing technical papers for presentation and publication, as may be assigned by the Vice Chair of the Committee.
  • Committing to timely return of Committee ballots.

f. Continued participation in Committee functions such as serving as an officer, liaison representative, Subcommittee member, or Working Group member.
g. Actively participating in balloting of Technical Committee issues. SA membership is required for balloting.
h. Regular attendance at meetings. When a member is absent for two consecutive scheduled regular meetings and fails to participate by correspondence, the member will be removed from committee membership, subject to a review of extenuating circumstances by the Administrative Subcommittee. 


Committee membership is reviewed and reaffirmed yearly and is contingent upon meeting the qualifications listed above. A member may discontinue his Committee membership by sending a letter of resignation to the Committee Chairman, with a copy to the Committee Secretary. The Chairman may elect to discontinue the membership of a continually inactive or non participating member by sending written notification to the affected member, stating the specific reasons for termination and copying the Committee Secretary. At the Chairman’s discretion, a warning of impending discontinuation of membership may be issued to the ffected member. A written appeal for membership reinstatement may be submitted to the Chairman of the Technical Committee specifically stating why he should be reinstated.