IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award
Nomination Deadline: February 1
Purpose: To recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions to reliability of electric power systems.
Administration: The award will be administered by the Power & Energy Society.
Form of Recognition: An honorarium of $3,000 and a plaque.
Frequency: Presented once per year at a regularly scheduled IEEE PES meeting of the recipient’s choice. To ensure that it is presented to appropriately qualified recipients, it may not be presented every year.
Eligibility: Candidate must have been an IEEE PES member in good standing for at least 5 years.
No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this award.
Nomination Forms are available here as a Word document or PDF.
Basis for Judging: The scope of contributions for the award includes modeling, analysis and data development to quantify power system reliability and assessments to plan and operate reliable electric utility generation, transmission, distribution systems, or interconnected power system grids. Selection will be based on evaluation of accomplishments as revealed by technical publications, testimonials from industry colleagues, professional and industry activities, and development of standards and operating guides.
Selection: The IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Committee will consist of five members including a chair. The chair will be appointed by the PES President and will serve no longer than 3 years. The remaining members will be selected by the chair and will be subject to the approval of the PES Executive Committee. Initially, two non-chair members will serve a one year term, and the other two non-chair members serve a two-year term. Any of the initial non-chair member shall be eligible for reappointment for an additional full three-year term following the initial term. Thereafter, members will be appointed to three-year terms, and no Committee member shall serve for more than three years.
The IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Committee will submit the results of its evaluation to the PES Awards and Recognition Committee for review and evaluation. If the PES Awards and Recognition Committee concurs with the recommendation of the IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Committee, it will present the recommendation to the PES Executive Committee during the spring meeting for final PES approval.
The following schedule will be followed:
1. Deadline for submission: 1 February
2. Deadline for results from IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Evaluating Committee: 1 March.
3. Approval from PES ExCom
4. Communication to winner: 15 March.
Presentation: Presentation of the award shall be made by the PES President.
Citation: The citation may be proposed by the person originating the nomination. It will be reviewed and modified as appropriate by the IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Committee. The PES Awards and Recognition Committee shall make the final decision on the wording of the citation.
Funds: The award is funded by the past students and other associates of Professor Roy Billinton and selected organizations. The award will be in honor of Professor Roy Billinton, Professor Emeritus at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Billinton is an IEEE Life Fellow, Foreign Associate of U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of Royal Society of Canada, and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has published over 850 papers and 8 books, gave tutorials, presentations and seminars in over thirty countries and delivered over one hundred short courses on system reliability, and served IEEE PES committees and other industry committees. He supervised more than 120 Ph.D. and Master degree candidates who are spread out in US, Canada and other countries.
For more information, please contact Wenyuan Li.
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.