IEEE and PES Awards
presentations at the 2011 General Meeting
The awards dinner at the 2011 General Meeting in Detroit featured the presentation of IEEE and IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) awards to worthy recipients. PES Awards and Recognition Chair Sandra Ellis presided over the ceremony. The class of 2011 IEEE Fellows were also recognized at the dinner.
The Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award is given for outstanding contributions to electric transmission and distribution. The 2011 award was presented to John H. Brunke “for leadership in the development of advanced high-voltage equipment technology, application, and standardization.”
The following awards were presented at the dinner.
The Leadership in Power Award was presented to Terry Boston “for his leadership as chair of the North American synchrophasor initiative to enhance power system reliability, and his partnership with local universities to advance the education of power engineers.”
The Nari Hingorani FACTS Awards was presented to John J. Paserba, Jr., “for advancing the application of FACTS controllers in power systems to improve system dynamic performance.”
The Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion was presented to Stephen D. Umans “for contributions to the analysis and design of electric machinery and drives.”
The Robert Noberini Distinguished Contributions to Power Engineering Professionalism was presented to Leann Kostek “for contributions to the IEEE Power & Energy Society and 27 years of service to the IEEE in a wide array of leadership rolls.”
The Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award was presented to Wenyan Li “for contributions to theoretical methods, computing tools, databases and industrial applications in reliability, and probabilistic planning of power systems.”
The Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering was presented to Lee Taylor “for vision and innovation in electric distribution reliability and for sharing this vision and innovation with his friends and colleagues in the electric utility industry.”
The Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award was presented to Cameron Smallwood “in recognition of significant contributions to research and development of the automation of electric delivery systems.”
The Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award was presented to Thomas J. Overbye “for electric power engineering education innovation and leadership.”
The Outstanding Young Engineer Award was presented to Ted K.A. Brekken “for outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical society activities, leadership in community and humanitarian activities, and evidence of technical competence.”
The Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award was presented to Hermann W. Dommel “for contributions to the electrical engineering profession worldwide in the education, developing tools, and advanced application of electromagnetic transients phenomena in electric power system networks.”
Working Group Recognition Awards
The Outstanding Technical Report was presented to “PSRC WG I 19, Redundancy Consideration for Protective Relaying Systems,” Solveig Ward, chair.
The Outstanding Standard or Guide was presented to IEEE C37.230-2007, IEEE Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Distribution Lines, William P. Waudby, chair.
Prize Paper Awards
The following received Prize Paper awards:
- “Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Vacuum Circuit Breaker Prestrike Effect on a Transformer,” by Marjan Popov, René Peter Paul Smeets, Lou van der Sluis, Hans De Herdt, and Jan Declercq
- “IEEE PSRC Report on Performance of Relaying During Wide-Area Stressed Conditions,” by Damir Novosel, George J. Bartok, Gene Henneberg, Pratap Gopal Mysore, Demetrios A. Tziouvaras, and Solveig Ward.
The Outstanding Large Chapter award 2010 was presented to the Boston Chapter, Bryan Gwyn, chair.
The Outstanding Small Chapter Award 2010 was presented to the Richland Chapter, Yousu Chen, chair.