IEEE PES Society Awards 2021

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is proud to announce the 2021 IEEE PES Society Award Recipients. Award recipients are selected through a comprehensive nomination and evaluation process. Please join us to congratulate this year's recipients for their exceptional achievements. Click here to learn more about this year's awardees.

View the PES Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the PES General Meeting.

Nominations for 2022 PES Awards is now open.

IEEE PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering

  • Thomas E. McDermott for contributions to simulation techniques for power distribution systems, including integration of distributed energy resources and modeling lightning transients

IEEE PES CSEE Yu-Hsiu Ku Electrical Engineering Award

  • He Renmu for contributions in measurement-based load modeling of power systems

IEEE PES Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Award

  • Bulent Sarlioglu for contributions to the design, development, and manufacturing of electric motors and drives for industrial and aerospace applications

IEEE PES IAS A. P. Seethapathy Rural Electrification Excellence Award

  • Satish Chaparala for significant contributions to understanding and addressing electrical safety issues in developing countries

IEEE PES Leadership in Power Award

  • Mark Carpenter for supporting the development of engineering resources to advance power systems solutions, sponsoring mentoring programs, and promoting industry professionals collaboration

IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award

  • Ambrish Chandra for contributing in improvement of power quality and grid integration of renewable energy sources

IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award

  • Rajiv K. Varma for advancing FACTS controllers application in education, research, and professional society, and for developing an innovative STATCOM technology utilizing PV solar farms

IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award

  • Shmuel S. Oren for contributions to mentorship and education on the design and operation of electricity markets

IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award

  • Daniel Kenneth Molzahn for contributions to the theory and practical application of nonlinear optimization algorithms for electric power systems

IEEE PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award

  • David J. Hill for contributions to the power network modelling, theory, analysis and control

IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award

  • Mukesh Nagpal for protection solutions facilitating the grid integration of renewable energy resources

IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award

  • Chongqing Kang for contribution to power system reliability analysis and enhancement under high renewable energy penetration

IEEE PES Uno Lamm High Voltage Direct Current Award

  • Hans Bjorklund for outstanding contributions and visionary leadership to the development of advanced control and protection systems for HVDC

IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award

  • Marianela Herrera Guerrero for outstanding contributions and leadership in efficient and reliable operation of public utilities, inclusiveness and diversity of power marketing, and the transformation of the energy structure
IEEE PES Outstanding Chapter Awards
  • Large Chapter Winner: Malaysia (R10) [Chapter Chair –Zuhaina Zakaria]
    Runner Up: Germany (R8)
  • Small Chapter Winner: Pune (R10) [Chapter Chair – Surekha Deshmukh]
    Runner Up: Queensland (R10)

IEEE PES Prize Paper Awards

  • "Full-Power Test of HVDC Circuit-Breakers with AC Short-Circuit Generators Operated at Low Power Frequency"
    Authored by: Nadew Adisu Belda, Cronelis Arie Plet and Rene Peter Paul Smeets
  • "Optimizing DER Participation in Inertial and Primary-Frequency Response"
    Authored by: Swaroop S. Guggilam, Changhong Zhao, Emiliano Dall'Anese, Yu Christine Chen and Sairaj V. Dhople

IEEE PES Working Group Awards

Outstanding Technical Report

  • PER-TR64, Impact of Alternate Gases on Existing IEEE Standards
    Prepared by the IEEE PES Switchgear Committee - Chair: Nenad Uzelac

Outstanding Standard or Guide

  • IEEE 1679, Recommended Practice for the Characterization and Evaluation of Energy Storage Technologies in Stationary Applications
    Prepared by the IEEE PES Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee - Chair: Jim McDowall and Vice Chair: Mike Nispel


Nominations for 2022 PES Awards is now open.