Power system stability

Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering Aleksandar Stankovic and colleagues have received the 2022 IEEE PES Prize Paper Award.
Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering Aleksandar Stankovic

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES) has selected Aleksandar Stankovic, the Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering at Tufts University, and colleagues as recipients of the 2022 IEEE PES Prize Paper Award.

Since its publication in 2004, a paper titled “Definition and Classification of Power Stability” has served as a widely-cited article within the field of power system stability. The paper defined and set terminology that is commonly used by the discipline. However, power generation technologies and transmission devices have evolved in the years since and, in 2016, a task force was asked to add the effects of response power electronic devices to the existing terminology and classifications.

The task force meetings led Stankovic and 11 colleagues from a wide array of institutions to compose the award-winning paper, “Definition and Classification of Power Stability – Revised and Extended.” In the paper, Stankovic and team summarize and build upon the task force’s discussions and recommendations. The 2022 IEEE PES Prize Paper Award recognizes the team’s success at presenting the extended definitions of power stability.

Aleksander Stankovic is a professor within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. His research focuses on analytical and experimental work involving modeling, control, and estimation in electric energy processing. He also investigates power electronics, power systems, and electric drives.

IEEE PES provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and educating members of the industry and the general public.