IEEE's Power Electronics Society (PELS) "helps in the development and effective application of power electronics technology." Power electronics is definted as "the application of electronic circuits to energy conversion," which is used "everywhere you look," including in computers automobiles, telecommunications, space systems and satellites motors, lighting, and alternative energy. The PELS newsletter is available free online, but the bimonthly series of peer-reviewed papers (the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics) is for members only. The website also provide some background information on the main areas of power electronics research and states that volunteers will respond to questions about power electronics. Information on PESL conferences and workshops is also provided.