IEEE PES - Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award

This award was established to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to ensure the practical realization of distribution system automation.

S. S. (MANI) VENKATA is the 2015 Recipient of the award for contributions to the design and implementation of state of the art, smart distribution automation systems.

Since 2011 Prof. Dr. Venkata is a Principal Scientist in Alstom. He also continues his affiliation with the University of Washington since 1979. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, member of the IEEE Fellows Committee and Chair of the PES Smart Grid R&D Committee.

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