The World Bank recently started “South Asia Gender and Energy” (SAGE) initiative with a plan to establish a “Women in Power Sector Network in South Asia (WePOWER)” to promote women engineers and practitioners in the energy and power sector, and bring normative change regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.

The WePOWER Track in IEEE YESIST12 was started in collaboration with this initiative to increase innovation in the Energy and Power Sector led by Women. It is an international project/idea presentation competition for students and young professionals on the theme “Sustainable Energy - Meeting the Rising Energy Demands”.

The example of the value propositions are:​

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Deadline: 15 / 07 / 2022

The World Bank has identified leaders in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and other South Asian Countries to carry out the activities mentioned above. The WePOWER Track of IEEE YESIST12 is one such activity to encourage students pursuing Electrical Engineering and other related streams to work on the power related projects pertaining to the theme given based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. WePOWER Track was introduced in IEEE YESIST12 in 2019 to promote and encourage girls from the electrical and power and energy background to continue their education & / career in this field. The track witnessed participation from 8 countries since the start in 2019. In 2020, several online events were conducted with over 300 participants from 30+ countries including webinars, panel discussion, and a 6-days international boot camp on “Energy Modelling in Industry”. 2021 included online workshop on Entrepreneurship in the Renewable sector.

Our Aim

The goal of introducing Women In Power track is to support greater participation of women in energy projects and utilities and promote normative change regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. WePOWER is envisaged to become a vibrant and self-sustaining professional network with strategic partners, who can provide technical and financial support.


Renewable Energy

Energy Conservation & Management

Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)

IoT in Energy & Smart Grid

Energy Auditing

Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Digitalization (AI, ML, Computing) in Renewable Energy

Smart Technologies in Electrical power sector network

Which type of project can be submitted in this Track?

Projects (working model/simulation) and ideas adhering to the track theme “Sustainable Energy - Meeting the Rising Energy Demands” and falling within the specified domains:

Things to be remembered:

Rules and Regulations:

Selection Method

Stage 1 - Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is opened to anybody who is interested in taking part for WePOWER. Participants should submit their abstracts through the online portal. Potential and innovative projects are selected for finals and the teams are intimated via mail.

Stage 2 - Finale

Selected teams will present their project works/ideas before the jury during the finals. Evaluation will be carried out based on the criteria.



Abstract Submission Deadline

15 July 2022


Grand Finale

September 10 & 11, 2022

Bengaluru, India ( Hybrid Mode )

For any Queries, please contact

  • Chair

    Ms. Preethy V. Warrier
    Chair | WePOWER Track
    Email ID: [email protected]
    Contact No: +91 9567236387