IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS and Custom Power Awards
The Power & Energy Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers calls for nomination of outstanding individuals to receive the IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award or the IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award. Two separate awards are granted per year, one award for FACTS and one for Custom Power.
1. IEEE PES Nari Hingrani FACTS Award
2. IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award
The FACTS or Custom Power Awards consist of a plaque, a medallion, and an honorarium of one thousand dollars.
Description of the Awards:
The awards have been named by PES to honor Dr. Narain Hingorani, who pioneered the concepts of FACTS and Custom Power.
Power electronics and other static Controllers are making a major impact on future power systems through application in transmission, distribution, and small generation. Applications in transmission and distribution include HVDC, FACTS and Custom Power. Since the introduction of the Flexible AC transmission System (FACTS) and Custom Power concepts, the technology has been moving ahead at an increasing pace. Very significant near to long term benefits of FACTS and Custom Power technologies are now recognized in the industry. The FACTS and Custom Power Awards will be for individuals who have made a major contribution to the state of the art of FACTS and Custom Power technologies and their applications.
The IEEE definition of FACTS is:
"Alternating Current Transmission Systems incorporating power electronics-based and other static controllers to enhance controllability and power transfer capability."
The IEEE definition of Custom Power is:
" The concept of employing power electronic (static) controllers in 1 kV through 38 kV distribution systems for supplying a compatible level of power quality necessary for adequate performance of selected facilities and processes."
By these definitions, the FACTS and Custom Power concepts, in addition to the hardware, software and applications work carried out since their introduction, incorporates considerable prior work done on Static VAR Compensators and other static Controllers.
The IEEE Power & Energy Society will administer these awards through its Awards Committee and the FACTS and Custom Power Awards Committee.
Individuals, who have made a major contribution to the state of the art of FACTS or Custom Power technologies and their applications, will be considered. A nomination must be for one or the other award, FACTS or Custom Power depending on where nominees accomplished most. It is recognized that there is overlap in various power electronics technologies and pioneering engineers are apt to be involved in more than one area. Therefore, the nomination for one or the other should also state accomplishments in the other areas of power electronics. The Award Committee may decide not to give either award if no qualified candidate is nominated.
Stig Nilsson, Chairman IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award Committee
Ram Adapa, Chairman IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award Committee
Selection: Factors to be considered in selecting the FACTS and Custom Power Awards include:|
The candidate’s contribution(s) to FACTS or Custom Power technology. Originality or innovative nature of the contribution(s). Impact of the contribution(s) on FACTS or Custom Power technology and its applications. List of significant publications in FACTS or Custom Power. Candidate's stature in FACTS or Custom Power. Achievements in other fields or power electronics technologies. Professional activities or involvements.
IMPORTANT: Nomination forms must be written in English. One per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.
PES, being one of IEEE’s Organizational Units, follows IEEE Policy 4.4H.
IEEE Policy 4.4.H
Eligibility and Process Limitations. Individuals serving on any board or committee involved at any stage of the recipient selection or approval process for an award shall be ineligible to receive, or act as a nominator or reference for that award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units.