IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award

About the Award

To recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to the state-of-the-art in Custom Power technologies and their applications. The IEEE definition of Custom Power is: “The concept of employing power electronic (static) controllers in 1 kV through 38 kV distribution systems for supplying a compatible level of power quality necessary for adequate performance of selected facilities and processes.” By this definition, the Custom Power concept, in addition to the hardware, software and applications work carried out since its introduction, incorporates considerable prior work done on Static VAR Compensators and other static Controllers.

View the award chair and committee members.

Chair:

Ram Adapa

Committee Members:

Akagi, H.

De Doncker, R. W.

Langner, D.  

Szechtman, M. 

Tang, G. F. 

Watanabe, E. 

Taixun Fang
2022 Award Recipient
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Applications are accepted from 1 October - 31 January

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Nominate a Colleague! Submission Deadline: 31 January

Award Details

Purpose:

To recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to the state-of-the-art in Custom Power technologies and their applications. The IEEE definition of Custom Power is: “The concept of employing power electronic (static) controllers in 1 kV through 38 kV distribution systems for supplying a compatible level of power quality necessary for adequate performance of selected facilities and processes.” By this definition, the Custom Power concept, in addition to the hardware, software and applications work carried out since its introduction, incorporates considerable prior work done on Static VAR Compensators and other static Controllers.

Prize:

$2,000, Medal, and Plaque. Travel expenses for the recipient to attend the PES General Meeting to receive the award will be covered by the recipient unless strongly justified. The Award Selection Committee need to approve any requests for travel expenses.

Administration:

The IEEE Power & Energy Society will administer these awards through its Awards Committee and the Custom Power Awards Committee.

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 Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award Committee. 

Selection:

Factors to be considered in selecting the Custom Power Award include: the candidate’s contribution(s) to Custom Power technology; originality or innovative nature of the contribution(s); impact of the contribution(s) on Custom Power technology and its applications; list of significant publications in Custom Power; candidate’s stature in Custom Power; achievements in other fields or power electronics technologies; and professional activities or involvements. Nominators are encouraged to format the nomination package in sections addressing each of the factors itemized above.

Presentation/Funding:

Presented an IEEE PES sponsored meeting.

Funded by the same contributions made to fund the PES FACTS Award and administered by the IEEE Foundation.

Previous Award Recipients

2022 Award Recipient – Mojtaba Mohaddes
2021 Award Recipient – Ambrish Chandra
2017 Award Recipient – Bhim Singh
2016 Award Recipient – Rambabu Adapa
2014 Award Recipient – Harshad Mehta
2017 Award Recipient – Hirofumi Akagi
2016 Award Recipient – Rik DeDoncker
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Past Recipients:

2003 – Charles Edwards
2005 – Neil H. Woodley