Awards and Distinctions

Attwood Associate Award Philip Sporn Award Outstanding Collective Member Award USNC Recognition Award CIGRE Award Distinguished Member Award Honorary Member Award Technical Committee Award

Attwood Associate Award

The Attwood Associate Award is given to an individual who has made notable contributions to CIGRE over an extended period of time.

“To honor the contributions and memory of Frederic Attwood of the U.S.A., who, with J. Tribot Laspiere of France, foresaw the need for an international organization in the field of high-voltage power engineering and who became the first chairman of the U.S. National Committee upon the founding of CIGRE in the year 1921.”

2019 Harley W. Wilson, Amanda Olson, Neil M. Kirby, Michael Beehler,  Stewart M. Ramsay

2018 Albert DiCaprio, Michael L. Lamb, Mark McVey, Nenad Uzelac

2017 Mark Adamiak, Roger C. Dugan, Mark McGranaghan, William G. Moore, Andrew Phillips

2016 Terry Boston, Michael Heyeck, John D. McDonald, Damir Novosel, Andrew L. Ott

2015 Steinar Dale, Tom Tobin

2014 Roy W. Alexander, Alexander Apostolov, Dale A. Douglass, Erich W. Gunther, Ivars Vancers

2013 Hanna E. Abdallah, John C. Houston

2012 Mietek T. Glinkowski, Dr. Leon Kempner, John J. Paserba, Charles B. Rawlins

2011 Pouyan Pourbeik, B. Don Russell

2010 George Gela, George Gross, Dennis Holstein, Keith Lindsey, Richard Wakefield, Walter Zenger

2009 John W. Harley, Shirish P. Mehta, Nicholas W. Miller, Rana Mukerji, P. Jeffrey Palermo, Mark A. Reynolds

2008 Harold W. Adams, Jr., Hamid Elahi, Mladen Kezunovic, Carson W. Taylor

2007 John H. Brunke, D. Jack Christofersen, Robert E. Fenton, Stanley R. Lindgren, Clive W. Reed, Herman M. Schneider, Tapani O. Seppa, Virginia C. Sulzberger

2006 Anjan Bose, Thomas W. Cease, Chen-Ching Liu, B. (Ben) R. Shperling, James S. Thorp, Thomas L. Weaver

2005 Alan H. Cookson, Frank A. Denbrock, Anthony M. Di Gioia, Jr., Philip R. Nannery, John J. Vithayathil

2004 George G. Karady, Willis F. Long, Duane R. Torgerson, Hans E. Weinrich

2003 James S. Edmonds, John W. Estey, Clark W. Gellings, Stig L. Nilsson, William F. Reinke

2002 S. A. Annestrand, Thomas F. Garrity, M. Shawky A.A. Hammam, Stephen A. Sebo, Frank S. Young, Luciano E. Zaffanella

1999 Vernon L. Chartier, Ian S. Grant, Robert H. Harner, Raymond M. Maliszewski, James A. Oliver, Arun G. Phadke, John M. Thorson, Jr., T. Robert Woodward

1998 Glenn D. Bauer, Lester H. Fink, Robert W. Flugum, Narain G. Hingorani, Harold N. Scherer, Jr.

1997 S. H. Horowitz

1996 Clarence Baldwin, William J. McNutt, Jan Panek, William Thue

1995 Theodore A. Balaska

1994 F. Paul De Mello, Thomas Dy Liacco

1993 Andrew F. Corry, A. Robert Hileman, Joe Pohlman, Charles L. Rudasill, Jr., David Silver

1992 Lionel O. Barthold

1991 Wallace L. Chadwick, C. John Essel, S. Harold Gold, Herbert H. Woodson

1990 John W. Chadwick, Jr., John J. Doughtery, Ralph S. Gens, Stephen A. Mallard, James C. Poffenberger, Louis H. Roddis, Jr.

1989 John R. Anderson

1988 James A. Beehler, Allan Greenwood, Thomas H. Lee, Sampson Linke, J. R. Ruhlman, T. M. Swingle, Charles L. Wagner

1987 Louis C. Aicher, John W. Batchelor, Vincent Caleca, Thomas W. Dakin, Lee A. Kilgore, Robert J. Ringlee, Frank Von Roeschlaub, Walter R. Wilson

1986 J. Lewis Blackburn, Daniel T. Braymer, John A. Casazza, Clifford C. Diemond, I. Birger Johnson

1985 Joseph K. Dillard, Byron Evans, Charles H. Hoffman, Hollis K. Sels, Robert W. Werts, Eugene S. Zobel

1984 Charles Almon, Jr., Eugene W. Boehne, Thomas J. Brosnan, William Z. Brownlee, Bradley Cozzens, Edward S. Halfmann, Charles T. Hatcher, Allen Kidder, Vernon M. Marquis, Theodore Nagel, George B. Scheer, Richard F. Stevens, Edwin R. Whitehead

1983 Howard C. Barnes, Sterling Beckwith, Peter L. Bellallschi, Fred Chambers, Charles Concordia, Fremont Felix, Eric T. B. Gross, Herman Halperin, Richard J. Hopkins, Lloyd F. Hunt, Edgar L. Kanouse, John T. Lusignan, Melvin L. Manning, Howard L. Melvin, Stephen B. Morehouse, Lawrence M. Robertson, Eugene C. Starr, Herbert R. Stewart, Joseph Sticher, Roy L. Webb, Stanley W. Zimmerman

Philip Sporn Award

The Philip Sporn Award is given from time to time to a person who has had some affiliation with CIGRE and who is currently active.

“For cumulative career contributions to the advancement of the concept of system integration in the theory, design and/or operation of large, high voltage electric systems in the United States.”

2019 Mladen Kezunovic, Willis S. White

2018 Ralph S. Gens, Pouyan Pourbeik

2017 P. Jeffrey Palermo

2016 Anjan Bose, B. Don Russell

2015 Ian Grant

2014 Robert E. Fenton

2013 Clark W. Gellings

2012 Dr. Willis F. Long, Stig L. Nilsson

2011 Dr. Clive W. Reed

2010 John H. Brunke

2009 John G. Anderson, Carson W. Taylor

2008 John J. Vithayathil

2007 Hans E. Weinrich

2006 Arun G. Phadke

2005 Narain G. Hingorani

2002 Harold N. Scherer, Jr.

1998 A. Robert Hileman

1995 Gregory S. Vassell

1994 John A. Casazza

1993 Lionel O. Barthold

1989 Charles Concordia

Outstanding Collective Member Award

“For outstanding leadership and continuing managerial, technical, and financial support of the activities of the U.S. National Committee and CIGRE over an extended period of time.”

2019 PJM Interconnection, L.L.C, Texas A&M University, Electric Power Research Institute

2018 Burns & McDonnell, S & C Electric

2017 GE Energy Connections, Tennessee Valley Authority

2015 American Electric Power Company

USNC Recognition Award

“A token of gratitude and in recognition of the work accomplished for the Association.”

2011 Clark W. Gellings


In 2016, this award was introduced in CIGRE. The CIGRE Medal is awarded for proven outstanding technical or engineering contribution to CIGRE and the engineering field, and proven leadership for the benefit of the organization. 2016 is the first time a member of the USNC will receive this award.

2018 Clark Gellings

2016 Dr. Narain G. Hingorani

Distinguished Member Award

In 1996, a “Distinguished Member” status was introduced in CIGRÉ. This award is a tribute to seniority (over 10 years of membership) and to active participation in the work and development of the Association — within Study Committees and/or National Committees.

2018 Roger Dugan, Mladen Kezunovic, William Moore, Andrew Ott, Andrew Phillips

2016 Michael Heyeck, Leon Kempner Jr., John McDonald, Mark McGranaghan

2014 George Karady, P. Jeffrey Palermo, B. Don Russell, Roy Alexander, Alexander Apostolov, John Estey

2012 Hanna Essa Abdallah, Dr. Anjan Bose, Dale A. Douglass, Shirish P. Mehta, John J. Paserba

2010 Narain Hingorani, Willis Long, Ivars Vancers, Richard Wakefield

2008 Mark A. Reynolds, Keith E. Lindsey, John W. Harley, Dennis K. Holstein, Pouyan Pourbeik, Walter Zenger

2006 Thomas W. Cease, Clark W. Gellings, Stig L. Nilsson, William F. Reinke, Tapani O. Seppa, Virginia C. Sulzberger

2004 Harold W. Adams, Jr., Alan H. Cookson, Hamid Elahi, Robert E. Fenton, Stanley R. Lindgren

2002 F. Paul DeMello, Frank A. Denbrock, Arun G. Phadke, Hans E. Weinrich

2000 Thomas F. Garrity, Ian S. Grant, Thomas E. Sharp

1998 Allan Greenwood, James A. Oliver, Carson W. Taylor

1996 Lionel O. Barthold, John H. Brunke, John A. Casazza, Stanley H. Horowitz, George A. Maneatis, Clive W. Reed, Harold N. Scherer, Jr., Thomas L. Weaver

Honorary Member Award

The title “Honorary Member” was initiated in 1992 and is the most prestigious designation to be given by CIGRE. It is awarded to members who have made significant contributions through their service on International Committees (CIGRE Steering Committee (formerly Executive Committee), Administrative Council, and/or Study Committees).

2018 Andrew Ott

2016 Pouyan Pourbeik

2014 Lionel O. Barthold, Mladen Kezunovic

2010 Clark W. Gellings

2004 Hans E. Weinrich

2002 Dr. John H. Brunke

2000 Harold N. Scherer, Jr.

1998 Dr. Clive W. Reed

1996 Dr. Narain G. Hingorani

1992 Willis S. White, Jr., Ralph S. Gens

Technical Committee Award

The Technical Committee Award was initiated in CIGRE in 1993. It is generally given annually to recognize the outstanding contributions of a number of CIGRE Study Committee members to the work of their respective Study Committees.

2018 Harley Wilson (Transmission & Distribution Equipment), Mark McVey (Substations & Electrical Installations)

2014 William G. Moore (Rotating Electrical Machines)

2013 David Lindsay (Insulated Cables), Nenad Uzelac (High Voltage Equipment), Vladimir A. Rakov (System Technical Performance)

2012 Stig Nilsson (HVDC and Power Electronics), Mladen Kezunovic (Protection and Automation), Andrew Ott (Electricity Markets and Regulation)

2011 Hanna Abdallah (Substations), Shirish Mehta (Transformers), Jeff Palermo (System Development and Economics)

2009 Willis Francis Long (HVDC and Power Electronics), Albert DiCaprio (Electricity Markets and Regulation)

2008 Richard A. Wakefield (System Development and Economics)

2007 Alexander Apostolov (Protection and Automation), Dale A. Douglass (Overhead Lines), Walter Zenger (Insulated Cables)

2006 Dennis K. Holstein (Protection and Automation), Pouyan Pourbeik (System Technical Performance)

2005 John J. Vithayathil (HVDC Links and Power Electronics), Roy W. Alexander (High Voltage Equipment), Mietek T. Glinkowski (Transformers)

2004 John W. Harley (Transformers)

2003 Keith E. Lindsey (Overhead Lines)

2002 Ivars Vancers (HVDC Links and AC Power Electronic Equipment)

2001 William F. Reinke (Power System Planning and Development)

2000 Robert E. Fenton (Rotating Machines), B. S. Bernstein (Materials for Electro Technology), Charles J. Mozina (Power System Protection and Local Control), Erich W. Gunther (Power System Electromagnetic Compatibility)

1999 Joe C. Pohlman (Overhead Lines)

1997 William N. Kennedy (Transformers), Mark A. Reynolds (HVDC Links and AC Power Electronic Equipment), Ingo P. Thurein (Power System Operation and Control)

1996 John A. Casazza (Power System Planning and Development)

1995 Thomas L. Weaver (DC Links and Power Electronic Equipment), Raymond M. Maliszewski (Power System Planning and Development), Arun G. Phadke (Protection), Leonard Sagan (Power System Electromagnetic Compatibility)

1994 Andrew R. Hileman (Overvoltages and Insulation Coordination), John W. Chadwick, Jr. (Protection), Arun G. Phadke (Protection)

1993 D. Jack Christofersen (DC Links and Power Electronic Equipment), Allan Greenwood (Switching Equipment), Charles L. Rudasill Jr. (Power System Planning and Development), William A. Mittelstadt (Power System Analysis and Techniques)