About the Award
The IEEE Power & Energy Society Ramakumar Renewable Energy Excellence Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios. As the world transitions into increasing use of energy technologies that have minimal carbon footprint, IEEE PES should play a leading role to enable this transition. The need to stimulate and encourage activity towards this goal is the primary objective of this award.
The award will be administered by the Power & Energy Society. This award will be funded through a quasi-endowment fund established through the IEEE Foundation and provided by an External Source/Donor. A corpus of U.S. $50,000.00 will be endowed by the Ramakumar family for this award. With proper management according to the rules and procedures formulated and adopted by PES, the fund balance is expected to grow over the years.
2022 Award Recipient
Miroslav Begovic for leadership in education and development of tools and protection techniques for integration of renewable generation in electric power systems.
Nominate a Colleague! Submission Deadline: 31 January
To recognize outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios. As the world transitions into increasing use of energy technologies that have minimal carbon footprint, IEEE PES should play a leading role to enable this transition. The need to stimulate and encourage activity towards this goal is the primary objective of this award.
An honorarium of $1,000, $750 for travel expenses to accept the award, and a plaque.
Candidate must be current members of IEEE and PES with clearly identifiable and valuable contributions in the field of renewable energy.
No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE PES Ramakumar Renewable Energy Excellence Award Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this award.
Presented once per year at the IEEE PES General Meeting. Lack of suitable nominations may prevent the award from being presented during some years.
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 – Mukesh Nagpal
2020 Award Recipient – Benjamin Kroposki
2019 Award Recipient – Mohammad Shahidehpour
2018 Award Recipient – Nicholas W. Miller
2017 Award Recipient – Thomas S. Key
2016 Award Recipient – M. Hashem Nehrir
2012 - Ned Mohan
2013 - Vladimiro Miranda
2014 - J. Charles Smith
2015 - Ziyad M. Salameh