2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society Awards

IEEE Power and Energy Society recognize important technical, educational, and service contributions to the power and energy sector through the conferral of awards noted below.

You’re invited to join in celebrating the 2022 IEEE PES award recipients on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 at 7 pm MDT, please confirm your paid attendance during event registration for the 2022 IEEE PES GM.  Your US$85 PES awards gala ticket will include the following.

  • Sit-down Dinner
  • Complimentary Beer & Wine
  • Live Entertainment
  • Opportunity to connect & network with fellow IEEE & PES Awardees, New IEEE Fellows and 2022 Outstanding Student Scholars.

Now Available!  2022 IEEE PES Awards Dinner & Ceremony Supporter Tables – Deadline to Submit is 9am ET on 12 July 2022.

For the 1st time, we are offering supporter tables at the 2022 IEEE PES Awards dinner and ceremony at a rate of US$2K per table that includes the following.

  • 10 – 2022 IEEE PES Awards Gala tickets.  Note attendees must also be registered for the 2022 IEEE PES GM.
  • Company logo signage at the designated table.

To purchase a supporter table, please fill out THIS form.  Thank you.

Joint Awards

IEEE PES CSEE Yu-Hsiu Ku Electrical Engineering Award

Weihan Wu for pioneering contributions to electromagnetic transient numerical analysis and lightning protection of power system

IEEE PES IAS A.P. Seethapathy Rural Electrification Excellence Award

Jeremy Johnson for his significant and critical power engineering leadership in substation and transmission planning, design, and protection of a rural power utility that improved substantially its reliability and service provision


IEEE PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering

Mark McGranaghan for technical leadership in standards related to electric distribution, power quality, and distributed energy resources

IEEE PES Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award

Juan J. Sanchez-Gasca for contributions to analysis and modeling of transient and small-signal stability of power systems

IEEE PES Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award

Juri Jatskevich for contributions to electrical machine models for transient simulations of electromechanical energy conversion in power systems

IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award

Josep M. Guerrero for contributions to making the hierarchical control of microgrid systems a practical reality

IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award

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

IEEE Power & Energy Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Chanan Singh for sustained contribution to the education, research, and industrial adoption of reliability theory and practice in large power systems

IEEE PES Patrick P. Ryan Meritorious Service Award

Damir Novosel for leadership and service to the IEEE Power & Energy Society

IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award

Mojtaba Mohaddes for contributions to the development of new technologies and study tools for Custom Power Applications

IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award

Taixun Fang for his contribution to the research and development of high-capacity FACTS equipment and their applications to improve the control and stability of electrical power transmission networks

IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award 

Joe H. Chow for contributions to mentorship and education on power system stability and control

IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Junbo Zhao for developments in robust dynamic state and parameter estimation, physics-informed learning and uncertainty quantification, and cybersecurity for power systems

IEEE PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award

Thierry Van Cutsem for fundamental contributions to voltage security analysis, protection and control

IEEE Power & Energy Society Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award

Miroslav Begovic for leadership in education and development of tools and protection techniques for integration of renewable generation in electric power systems

IEEE PES Robert P. Noberini Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award

Simay Akar for contributions and leadership to IEEE and PES professional activities in support of Student Members, Young Professionals, and Women in Engineering

IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award

Ali Chowdhury for contributions to the development and practical applications of power system reliability methods

IEEE PES Uno Lamm High Voltage Direct Current Award

Colin Davidson for advancements in the field of HVDC power electronic valve development and testing

IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award

Dipti Srinivasan for her leadership and valuable contributions to the power engineering profession, education and excellent volunteerism


IEEE PES Prize Paper Awards

“Ground Testing of the World’s First MW-Class Direct-Drive Superconducting Wind Turbine Generator” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 757-764, June 2020

Authors: X. Song, C. Bührer, P. Brutsaert, A. Ammar, J. Krause, A. Bergen, T. Winkler, M. Dhalle, J. Hansen, A.V. Rebsdorf, S. Wessel, M.T. Brake, M. Bauer, J. Kellers, J. Wiezoreck, H. Pütz, H. Kyling, H. Boy and E. Seitz

“Definition and Classification of Power System Stability Revisited & Extended”  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 3271-3281, July 2021

Authors: N. Hatziargyriou, J. V. Milanović, C. Rahmann, V. Ajjarapu, C. Cañizares, I. Erlich†, D. Hill, I. Hiskens, I. Kamwa, B. Pal, P. Pourbeik, J. J. Sanchez- Gasca, A. Stanković, T. Van Cutsem, V. Vittal, and C. Vournas

“A New Fault Location Technique in Smart Distribution Networks Using Synchronized/Nonsynchronized Measurements” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol 33, No 3, pp. 1358-1368, June 2018

Authors: Mehrdad Majidi & Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli

IEEE PES Working Group Awards

Outstanding Standard or Guide

PES-TR71, Microgrid Protection Systems
Prepared by the IEEE PES Power System Relaying and Control Committee
Chair: Michael J. Higginson and Vice Chair: Federic A. Friend
Working Group Members: Amin Zamani, Athula Rajapakse, Ben Kazimier, Bruce Mackie, Eugene Song, James Deaton, James Niemira, Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Jeff Burnworth, Jim O’Brien, Kamal Garg, Lifeng Yang, Looja Tuladhar, Manish Patel, Mat Garver, Matthew Reno, Michael Bloder, Mukesh Nagpal, Rafael Garcia, Raluca Lascu, Randy Hamilton, Ratan Das, Rob Fowler, S. S. (Mani) Venkata, Sakis Meliopoulos, Sukmar Brahma, Vahid Madani, Wayne Hartmann, Xiangyu Ding and Yuan Liao

Outstanding Technical Report

IEEE C37.245, IEEE Guide for the Application of Protective Relaying for Phase Shifting Transformers
Prepared by the IEEE PES Power System Relaying and Control Committee
Chair: Lubomir Sevov and Vice Chair: Brandon Davies
Working Group Members: Abu Bapary, Stephen Conrad, Randall Crellin, Paul Elkin, Zoran Gajic, Charles Henville, Mahfooz Hilaly, Mohamed Ibrahim, Umar Khan, Dean Miller, Joe Mooney, Eli Pajuelo, Sam Sambasivan, Tony Seegers, Farajollah Soudi, Michael Thompson, Demetrios Tziouvaras, Tom Wiedman, and Abu Zahid

IEEE PES Outstanding Student Scholars

Emily Abbate is from Region 3, is attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a Power & Energy Concentration

Liudong Chen is from Region 10, is attending the North China Electric Power University and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Abigail Ivemeyer is from Region 3, is attending Georgia Institute of Technology and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Muhammad Ali Shah Khan is from Region 6, is attending Washington State University and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical (Power) Engineering

Julie Matarweh is from Region 6, is attending Boise State University and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dawei Wang is from Region 10, attending the Tsinghua University, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

View the 2021 IEEE PES Awards recipients list here and the awards program here.