– Just the FACTS: IEEE recognizes excellence in transmission

trans-line-1At its annual Power & Energy Society event in Denver this week, IEEE announced the recipients of its Society-Level Awards, which recognize and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by the global power and energy community.

Richard Piwko, senior technical director for GE’s Energy Consulting business, received the Nari Hingorani Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) Award.

Named in honor of Dr. Narain Hingorani, who pioneered the concepts of FACTS and custom power, the FACTS Award recognizes individuals who have made a major contribution to the state-of-the-art FACTS technology and its applications.

“I am honored to receive the IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award,” Piwko said at the awards dinner in Denver. “While this is an individual award, it’s important for me to share the recognition with my colleagues at GE whose teamwork, expertise and diligence made these technical achievements possible.”

He was referring to GE’s Energy Consulting experts who continue a century-old tradition of providing innovative solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery and utilization.