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Leadership In Power Award

IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership In Power Award

Purpose

To recognize industry leaders for exceptional contributions to the promotion of the electric power engineering profession. The award is intended to highlight actions which encouraged the development and growth of electric power engineering practitioners and recognized the contributions electric power engineers make to society.


Form of Recognition

$2,000, sculpture, and a travel stipend of up to $2,000 for recipient to attend the presentation ceremony.


Frequency

May be presented once per year at a regularly scheduled IEEE Power & Energy Society meeting of the recipient’s choice. To ensure that it is presented to appropriately qualified recipients and to maintain the prestigious nature of the award, it may not be presented every year.


Eligibility

Not restricted to IEEE members but must have been active in the electric power industry.  No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Committee, the Leadership in Power Award Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this award.


Nominations

The nomination of candidates for this award shall be made on nomination forms available via the IEEE PES website.

Nominations will also be solicited via publication of suitable notices in IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, PES e-Newsletter and in Section newsletters. In addition, a press release shall be made available to appropriate trade and technical publications.


Basis for Judging

Selection will be based on evaluation of accomplishments as revealed by documented testimonials from industry members. Of particular importance is evidence of the candidate’s promotion of the importance of the power engineering profession and the people practicing it. Work in encouraging industry involvement with university power engineering programs, encouraging young engineers through mentoring and career development programs, recognition programs for power engineers, encouragement of professional activities by practitioners, etc. will also be considered.


Selection

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award Committee will consist of at least three members including a chair. The chair will be appointed by the PES President and will serve no longer than 3 years. The two remaining members will be selected by the chair and will be subject to the approval of the PES Executive Committee. Initially, at least one non-chair member will serve a one year term, and another a two-year term. These two initial non-chair members shall be eligible for reappointment for an additional full three-year term following their initial terms. Thereafter, members will be appointed to three-year terms, and no Committee member shall serve for more than three years.

testimonials from industry members. Of particular importance is evidence of the candidate’s promotion of the importance of the power engineering profession and the people practicing it. Work in encouraging industry involvement with university power engineering programs, encouraging young engineers through mentoring and career development programs, recognition programs for power engineers, encouragement of professional activities by practitioners, etc. will also be considered.testimonials from industry members. Of particular importance is evidence of the candidate’s promotion of the importance of the power engineering profession and the people practicing it. Work in encouraging industry involvement with university power engineering programs, encouraging young engineers through mentoring and career development programs, recognition programs for power engineers, encouragement of professional activities by practitioners, etc. will also be considered.


The following schedule will be followed:

1. Deadline for submission: 1 February

2. Deadline for results from IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award Committee Evaluating Committee: 1 March.

3. Approval from PES ExCom: Spring ExCom meeting.

4. Communication to winner: 30 April.


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 Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award Committee. The IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Committee shall make the final decision on the wording of the citation.


NOMINATION FORMS  Due February 1st

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