IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee Awards

    The IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee can present three annual awards to recognize outstanding technical papers, standards, and technical reports. Additionally, the T&D Committee can present a Distinguished Individual Service Award to one or more recipients each year.

    • IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee Prize Paper Award: The IEEE PES T&D Committee can present a Prize Paper Award to the author(s) of an outstanding technical paper. This award consists of a framed certificate with inscription for the authors. This committee level award is presented in January of each year. The T&D Committee usually chooses to submit the same paper for consideration by the IEEE PES Technical Council for the IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award.
    • IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Standard or Guide: The IEEE PES T&D Committee can present a Technical Committee Award to one Working Group in recognition for outstanding performance in the development of a Standard, Guide or Recommended Practice. The document must have been published within the previous three years and must be a new work or a significant revision of an existing document. Consideration will be given to the significance and relevance of the work to the power and energy community. This award consists of a framed certificate to be presented to the Working Group Chair (and other officers, if any), and the Working Group members will receive a paper certificate. This committee level award is presented in January of each year. The T&D Committee usually chooses to submit the same standard or guide for consideration by the IEEE PES Technical Council for the IEEE PES Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Standard or Guide.
    • IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Report: The IEEE PES T&D Committee can present a Technical Committee Award to one Working Group in recognition for outstanding performance in the development of a Technical Report. The document must have been published within the previous three years and must be a new work or a significant revision of an existing document. Consideration should be given to the significance and relevance of the work to the power and energy community. This award consists of a framed certificate to be presented to the Working Group Chair (and other officers, if any), and the Working Group members will receive a paper certificate. This committee level award is presented in January of each year. The T&D Committee usually chooses to submit the same technical report for consideration by the IEEE PES Technical Council for the IEEE PES Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Report.
    • IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Distinguished Individual Service Award: The IEEE PES T&D Committee can present an award for outstanding distinguished individual service. This personal recognition acknowledges the efforts of those individuals who have sustained performance, over many years and/or have contributed to the advancement of the committee technology. This award consists of a plaque with a suitable citation.

    Nomination Process

    Each subcommittee of the T&D Committee is encouraged to submit one nomination each year for the Prize Paper Award, Outstanding Standard or Guide, and Outstanding Technical Report. The limit on one nomination per subcommittee does not apply to the Distinguished Individual Service Award.

    Nomination forms are available for download using the link below. Download the Nomination Forms document, which contains forms for all awards. Complete the form appropriate for the selected award and submit the form to the Vice Chair for Awards and Recognition for the IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee.

    Vice Chair for Awards and Recognition: Submit nominations by email to Dan Sabin at d.sabin@ieee.org no later than September 21.


    Key Dates

    Here are the key dates and deadlines to follow for the awards for Prize Paper, Outstanding Standard or Guide, and Outstanding Technical Report.

    • September 21: Deadline to Submit Nominations from the T&D Committee’s subcommittees to the IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee.
    • October: Selection by Awards Committee of IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee
    • November: Announcement of IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee Awards
    • December 1: Deadline to Submit Nominations from the IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Committee to the IEEE PES Technical Council
    • January (IEEE PES Joint Technical Committee Meeting): Presentation of IEEE PES Transmission &
      Distribution Committee Awards
    • January-March: Selection by IEEE PES Technical Council
    • July/August (IEEE PES General Meeting): Awards Presentation at the IEEE PES Awards Dinner & Ceremony