IEEE PES Distribution Awards

Members of the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee select recipients for two annual awards in electric power distribution engineering.

IEEE/PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering

The Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering is presented annually to an engineer who has demonstrated one or more of the following:

This work could have involved any field of electric power distribution, including: voltage control, underground, overcurrent protection, metering, surge protection, connections and terminators, cables, switching, system automation, software, and transformers.

If you know an engineer who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of electric power distribution, complete this nomination form and forward it to Dan Ward. Nomination forms must be written in English.

One award is given per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.

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.

The Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering is an authorized function of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and is structured under their Awards & Recognition Administrative Committee as shown on page 6 of the 1998 PES Organization Manual. It is not a function of the IEEE Transmission and Distribution Committee.

Past Recipients


IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award

To recognize those in the industry who have made a significant contribution to making the automation of electric utility distribution systems a practical reality. Doug Staszesky worked with a great deal of energy and passion to bring new technologies and new concepts to the field of distribution automation and to promote the value of investments in such systems to electric utility decision makers. This award is established to recognize people in the industry that have displayed that same energy and passion to the field of distribution automation and who have demonstrated success in the implementation of systems that provide real benefits for electric utilities and their customers.

The Distribution Automation Award description and nomination form can be found in the IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Web site.

Questions and/or assistance with the award nomination procedure should be directed to Anil Pahwa, Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award Chair. Nomination forms must be written in English.

One award is given per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.

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.

Past Recipients


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