In Memoriam Frank Lambert

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Frank Lambert (1951 - 2021)

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is extremely saddened to announce the passing of Frank Lambert, 2020/2021 PES President on July 27.

Frank had been actively involved in PES Technical Activities since 1982, serving on a variety of Working Groups in both the PES Distribution Subcommittee and PES Switchgear Committee.   Since 2010, Frank has served on the PES Governing Board as Region 1-7 Representative, VP of Chapters, President-elect, and PES President.    He was committed to engaging the next generation of students and young professionals in PES and the industry and was a long-time supporter of the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative.  He was also passionate about using technology to bring electricity to people around the world and a strong champion for the IEEE Smart Village Program.  In his PES roles, he made many friends around the world and his absence will be felt by all who had the pleasure of working and meeting him.   He was extremely proud of the work of the IEEE PES Atlanta Chapter when it was named the PES Outstanding Chapter in 1994.


Frank was always available with a smile and a desire to help.   He took great pride in helping others - he took many trips to Haiti with the PES Georgia Tech PES Student Branch Chapter volunteers to design & install a PV system for a new medical center being built off-grid in the mountains in Thoman.    The group also teamed with the Georgia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce to identify 16 local Haitians for training in PV systems and business practices. They conducted training and delivered 25 hut-level PV systems to local residents. The work has continued to optimize the hut PV system and also to install several other PV systems in three schools and two churches.    

As a true southern gentleman, Frank will be remembered for his warm greetings, inviting demeanor, and satisfying his sweet tooth during his nightly treat of coca-cola and ice cream.  He grew up in Georgia and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he met his wife his senior year.  They were married following graduation and had a daughter and 2 sons.  He went on to work at Georgia Power Company for over 20 years and was the Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech/NEETRA for over 25 years.    

Frank's interview from March 2020 is available in a past eNews Update as part of the Humans of PES series.  The IEEE Power & Energy Society expresses its condolences to family and many friends around the world.  

Condolences can be sent via this google form or posted on the tribute wall from the funeral home noted below.

A video celebrating Frank's activities within PES is available

Funeral arrangements and an obituary are noted below. 

Parrott Funeral Home 
8355 Senoia Rd, Fairburn, GA 
Phone:  (770) 964-4800 
Date: Friday, July 30th
Time: 2pm (EDT) 

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