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Energy Storage Innovation Award

IEEE PELS Energy Storage Innovation Award

About the Award

The IEEE PELS Energy Storage Innovation Award recognizes an individual or a group (up to three people) for their outstanding innovations in battery and energy storage technologies that significantly exceed contemporary performance limits and have practical applications in communications energy systems.

Award Prize:

  • A certificate
  • An honorarium of 2,500 USD
  • Reimbursement of up to 1,000 USD towards the recipient’s necessary conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs incurred to attend the award ceremony

Submitting a Nominee

A person may self-nominate or nominate for another person, provided that the nominated person acquiesces to the nomination. Nominations must include the following:

  • Adequately establish the nature of innovation in the context of existing technology by articulating existing limitations, why they are problematic, and how the claimed innovation is a significant technical improvement and describing the rationale of their approach that led to the innovation.
  • Adequately establish the value of the innovation in the context of existing technology by establishing the dimensions of the innovation in terms of significance and indicating any new avenues the innovation may enable which were not previously possible or were greatly hindered.
  • Describe and document the extent of previous activities in energy storage, communication energy systems, and in particular any prior work that directly contributed to the outcomes of the claimed innovation.

When submitting a nominee, you will be asked to log into your existing IEEE account (or register for a new one) to identify as a nominator. Subsequently, select the IEEE PELS Energy Storage Innovation Award and enter the required data and documents.

The portal to submit a nomination is now closed.

Award Details

Recognizing Outstanding Achievements

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2023 Honoree:

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

Eligibility: This is an open award. Nominees for the award should have a record of activity in the research or product development of energy storage for communications energy systems.

Criteria: Nominees are evaluated on three specific areas of focus:

  • Description of Innovation
  • Merit of Innovation
  • Past Activities

Past Recipients


Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee.