Energy Storage Innovation Award

The IEEE PELS Energy Storage Innovation Award is given to an individual or a group (up to three people) for innovation in energy storage technology that significantly exceeds contemporary performance limits and has practical application in communications energy systems.  The innovation may be in the form of an adequately described new design, practicable concept, invention, verified manufacturing step, or product.  This award is administrated by the PELS Technical Committee on Communication Energy Systems (TC 7).

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.

Presentation: The presentation of the award will normally occur during the Conference dinner at an INTELEC event.

Award Items:

  • Award certificate
  • A one-time monetary award of USD 2,500

Submitting a Nominee:  A person may individually nominate (e.g., self-nominate) or nominate for another person, provided that the nominated person acquiesces to the nomination.  Nominations for the award are made by a formal application stating the following:

  • Description of Innovation: Nominees must adequately establish the nature of innovation in the context of existing technology.  Applicants must successfully articulate existing limitations, why they are problematic, and how the claimed innovation is a significant technical improvement rather than a marginal or incremental gain.  Applicants must also describe the rationale of their approach which led to the innovation.
  • Merit of Innovation: Nominees must adequately establish the value of the innovation in the context of existing technology.  This includes establishing the dimensions of the innovation in terms of significance as well as indicating any new avenues the innovation may enable which were not previously possible or were greatly hindered.  For a specific manufacturing step or product, evidence as to the implementation and successful operation over a period must be provided.
  • Past Activities: Applicants are invited to describe and document the extent of their previous activities in energy storage in communication energy systems and in particular any prior work in which they have been involved 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 IEEE PELS Energy Storage Innovation Award and enter the required data and documents.

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Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee  

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