IEEE PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering

Purpose: To recognize engineering contributions that have enhanced the quality and economy of electric power distribution.

The Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering is presented annually to an engineer who has demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • vision to see opportunities to substantially improve the effectiveness and utilization of electric power distribution and the ability to articulate and manage its fulfillment
  • strong impact on the design of distribution system components, circuit configurations, or engineering and operating practices
  • innovation that led to significant increases in reliability or cost reductions in the costs of engineering, installing or operating electric power distribution systems

This work could have involved any field of electric power distribution, including: voltage control, underground, overcurrent protection, metering, surge protection, connections and terminators, cables, switching, system automation, software, and transformers.

Prize: $1,000 USD, Plaque and travel subsidy for recipient of $1,000  USD (with review by the PES Executive Director for extenuating circumstances only) to attend the PES award meeting.

Eligibility: Must have Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution, minimum of 15-years’ experience in industry and/or academia, and have been a member of IEEE/PES for a minimum of five (5) years.
 

Presentation: One award is given per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.

Click here for the PES Society-level Nomination Site.

Chair: John McDaniel

Committee Members:

T. Short, Vice Chair
P. Barker
R.C. Dugan
L. Taylor
D. Ward

Past Recipients can be found at  https://www.ieee-pes.org/pes-past-award-recipients

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.

 

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