Each year, CIGRE Study Committee B5 – Protection and Automation – identifies one if its members for their consistent outstanding contribution and service to the committee. The award is normally presented in August at CIGRE’s biennial Paris Session. This year the 2020 session was modified due to COVID-19, so the award was given virtually.
I am proud to report our esteemed PSC colleague, Richard Adams, has received the Outstanding Service Award in recognition of his contribution, commitment and dedication to CIGRE Study Committee B5 – Protection and Automation.
Earlier this year, Richard also received the notable Distinguished Member Award from CIGRE via nomination from the UK National Committee.
I’ve known and worked with Richard for the last 14 years and for the past few years he’s been a member of my team. During all this time, I’ve been witness to his dedication to the advancement of the field of Protection and Automation and can attest this award couldn’t have been given to a better candidate.
Richard has been involved with CIGRE’s UK National Committee for the past 17 years. He started in CIGRE UK as a “Regular Member,” eventually becoming a member of the Strategic Advisory Group. In 2011, he received CIGRE’s Technical Council Award for his contribution to Study Committee B5. He is also a convener for Working Group B5.41 which covers the scope of improved metering systems for billing purposes in substations. In addition, Richard is currently serving as Secretary for the Study Committee B5.
CIGRE, the Council on Large Electric Systems (in French: Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques), is an international non-profit association aimed at the development and exchange of technical information on electric power systems in the spirit of cooperation, impartiality and service. CIGRE has 59 National Committees whose activities are divided into 16 Study Committees and over 250 Working Groups.