IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award

The Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) has been established to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed with sustained and significant scholarly and original technical and scientific contributions towards the advancement of power electronics in the area of sustainable energy systems.

The award will be presented at a PELS sponsored conference, usually annually at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG); the recipient will receive a one-time honorarium of 1,500USD, an engraving of suitable plaque, and an award certificate.

The criteria established for this award include:
• contributions of the candidate to power electronics in the field of sustainable energy systems
• specific intellectual merit of the original contributions and innovations;
• broader societal impact of the contribution(s) on sustainable energy systems and applications
• list of related significant publications

The awards submission site is now closed. Submissions for the 2022 Awards cycle will start on 1 January 2022. If you have any questions, please send them to PELS Awards Committee via 


Past Recipients

2021 Wei Qiao  For contributions to condition monitoring and control of power electronics interfaced sustainable energy systems
2020 Pedro Rodriquez For contributions to the Control of Grid Interactive Renewable Energy Systems
2019 Xiongfei Wang For contributions to the stability and control of power converters for renewable energy systems
2018 Liuchen Chang For contributions to innovations in distributed power generation
2017 Marco Liserre for contributions to control of energy systems in the power grid