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Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award

IEEE PES Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award

Call for Nominations

Deadline: 31 January

The Power & Energy Society calls for the nomination of outstanding individuals to receive the IEEE PES Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award. This award recognizes outstanding Power System Engineering contributions. Electrification is the most important engineering accomplishment in the 20th century according to the National Academy of Engineering. A significant part of this accomplishment has been the development of high-voltage power systems throughout the world. These developments come from the work of dedicated engineers who have devoted their careers to the utilization and enhancement of high-voltage bulk power systems.


The Award: The award consists of an engraved plaque and an honorarium of $5000. The award is named for a man who has contributed greatly to power system engineering during a long career (1926 to 2003). His contributions to the technical advancements of Power System Dynamics during the 20th century are unequaled.

Eligibility and Selection: Nominees for the award must have been an IEEE PES member for at least 10 years with tangible and visible achievements in one or more of the following areas of high-voltage bulk power system engineering: operations, planning, control, modeling, analysis, and interaction with turbine-generators. Selection factors include:

  • Technical accomplishments relating to high-voltage bulk power system engineering
  • Impact of the contributions on high-voltage bulk power systems
  • Originality or innovative nature of the contributions
  • Achievements in other fields
  • Professional leadership

Nomination: A nomination package consists of two completed copies of the nomination form, written in English, along with not more than five one-page reference letters. A nomination package must be received by the Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award Committee Chair on or before 31 January to be considered for the award. The award will be presented during the PES General Meeting. The selection factors should be carefully considered during the preparation of nominations and reference letters. They must be complete and provide sufficient information to establish the candidate's contribution and role in high-voltage bulk power system engineering.

Send the nomination package and inquiries to Bruce Wollenberg, University of Minnesota, Electrical and Computer Engineering department, Keller Hall, Room 4-174, 200 Union Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Phone: 612-626-7192, Fax: 612-625-4583, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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