IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership In Power Award

About the Award

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership In Power Award was established 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.

Chair:

Veronika Rabl

Committee Members:

Chalamala, B.
Goel, L.
Roop, D.
Svachula, J.

Christopher Root
2022 Award Recipient

Christopher E. Root for outstanding leadership and service to the power engineering community.

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Nominate a Colleague! Submission Deadline: 31 January

Award Details

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.

Prize:

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

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.

Presentation:

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.

Presentation of the award shall be made by the PES President.

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. 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.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Nomination forms must be written in English. One per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.

PES, being one of IEEE’s Organizational Units, follows IEEE Policy 4.4H:

  • Eligibility and Process Limitations. Individuals serving on any board or committee involved at any stage of the recipient selection or approval process for an award shall be ineligible to receive, or act as a nominator or reference for that award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units

Previous Award Recipients

2021 Award Recipient – Mark Carpenter
2020 Award Recipient – M. Michelle Blaise
2019 Award Recipient – Maureen A. Borkowski
2017 Award Recipient –Joseph E. Svachula
2016 Award Recipient – Gordon Val Welie
2015 Award Recipient – John Estey

Past Recipients:

2008 - Robin A. Hurst
2009 - James A. Kelly
2010 - James Alan Greer
2011 - Terry Boston
2012 - Armando J. Olivera
2013 - Michael Heyeck
2014 - David W. Roop