About Us

SEEEI - The Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel 2002 (R.A.) is one of the prominent professional societies in Israel and constitutes the professional and administrative organization that represents the community of engineers and graduates involved with electrical and electronics engineering, process control, energy and telecommunications.
SEEEI was founded in 2002 and now has over 2500 members. It is a voluntary, professional, autonomous, non-profit, non-governmental, non-political organization.

Goals and Objectives

The main goals of the Society are to:

  • Preserve and enhance the level and competence of the profession,
  • Represent the profession before the legislative, government and municipal authorities,
  • Help develop the national economy and infrastructure,
  • Promote the electrical and electronics engineers,
  • Elevate the image of the profession in the eyes of the public,

The society cooperates with international professional organizations and conducts a wealth of activities associated with the profession, its tradition and its values.

Regular Activities

The regular activities include among others day and evening seminars, training courses on various engineering topics and annual conventions, and are conducted by way of nine main chapters.

Chapters, Forums and Council

The Israel National Committee On Illumination is affiliated to SEEI and serves as the (National committee of Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage – CIE)

Nine Chapters are hosted by SEEEI:

  • Maintenance and Safety
  • Power Quality
  • Communications and Information Technologies
  • Technologies for the Elderly
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electro-Optical Engineering
  • Testing Engineering
  • Renewable Energy
  • Forums

Two forums hosted by SEEEI are: Sustainable Energy and Smart Grid.

Academic Council

The Academic Council is the supreme professional body of the Society. Its members include recognized technical and managerial authorities from various economy sectors. The Academic Council has 15 academicians and 35 senior specialists and engineers, self-employed and salaried, all with an outstanding professional track record. As an objective body for electrical engineering matters, the Academic Council deliberates various important issues, presents the professional consensus opinion and advises the decision makers of the Israeli economy.

The Academic Council agenda focuses on pivotal electrical engineering topics and addresses amomg others: training, certification and registration of electrical engineering professionals, certification of testing personnel, power quality and reliability matters, environmental impact of electrical installations, utility market structure, and many others.

The Academic Council delegates specialist subcommittees that render advice to the government and to governmental institutions.

Professional Training

It is the Society objective to foster the necessary pool of professionals required for future of the utility sector, by passing the body of knowledge amassed by the experienced but aging generation on to the new generation. This objective has already materialized in the form of the Society training program that is gaining momentum from year to year, and is staffed by the best and most experienced trainers in their respective fields of expertise.

The training program conducted on a regular basis includes the following courses:

  • Training Young Engineers
  • Planning electrical installation
  • Projects Management
  • Licensing tests Preparation
  • Maintenance of electrical systems
  • Planning lighting facilities
  • Training air conditioning engineers
  • Cathodic Corrosion Protection
  • Energy Supervisor
  • Control System Design

One Day and Half Day Seminars:

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (1 day)
  • Power Harmonics Damages (1 evening)

All the Society courses are coordinated with and under the supervision of academic institutions, and are approved by the Ministry of Education.

Future plans include the training of design engineers and the accreditation of electrical testing technicians.

Conventions

The Society routinely conducts a general annual convention and sectorial conventions of the of the Israel National Committee on Illumination, the Maintenance and Safety Chapter, the Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter of the testing Engineers Chapter.
The annual convention is the high point of the electrical and electronics engineers' community serving as platform for the presentation of innovations, success stories, new developments, updates, new ideas and approaches, all in a broad spectrum of topics associated with electrical engineering, energy, control and communications.

During the convention, awards for distinguished life achievement in the field of electrical engineering are handed by the Minister of National Infrastructures, and society honorary membership certificates are awarded to society members that made significant contributions to the development and building of the electrical sector.

It is the Society tradition to award at each annual convention scholarships to outstanding students of electrical and power electronics engineering.

The annual convention fosters the social and cultural solidarity among society members, and the professional solidarity among foreign counterpart organization such IEEE (US), IEEE (UK) and VDE (DE).

About one thousand engineers, academicians and other professionals from more than 300 businesses and institutions, with approx. 80 of them from 20 other countries, attend the convention each year. A the trade show is held during the convention, where around fifty leading companies from Israel and abroad display advanced electrical products, new hardware products, modern software and innovative technologies.

This year's convention, Electricity 2017, will take place during November 8-11 in Eilat. Pictures from the previous conventions can be found here (https://picasaweb.google.com/SEEEIsrael).