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9th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS) - 2021

December 16 - 18, 2021 | IIT Kharagpur, India


Following prestigious awards will be conferred during ICPS 2021.

LDC Excellence Award

The “LDC Excellence Award” is instituted to recognize the exceptional work done by the Load Despatch Centres (LDCs) in the Indian power sector. The 1st LDC Excellence award initiated with the ICPS 2021 held at IIT Kharagpur. The secretariat of Forum of Load Despatchers (FOLD), which is a forum for all the LDCs, in India, assisted in dissemination of information about the award to the LDCs, collecting nominations from the LDCs, forwarding the completed forms with compilation of data to an independent Jury. The Jury is constituted by the ICPS Core Steering Committee, to decide the Awardee.

The assessment methodology included very rigorous quantitative grading of various KPIs, like stakeholder’s satisfaction, Adequacy and efficiency of internal processes, learning and growth besides financial prudence and future readiness and sub KPIs thereof. The methodology also included a write up and an interaction of shortlisted applicants with the Jury.

Total 33 submissions from various LDCs were received in 4 categories. The categorization of LDCs (i.e. NLDC, RLDCs, Large SLDCs, Medium SLDCs and Emerging SLDCs) is based on various factors like composite score of Peak Demand Met, Energy Supplied, and RE Installed Capacity. FOLD website ( may be seen for detailed information regarding the award.

Best Contributory Paper Awards

Contributory papers were invited on various themes and a total of 267 papers were received from various Government, Industry and Academic organizations. Upon peer review of all the papers, 112 papers are selected for oral presentation. Out of 112 papers accepted, total of 109 camera-ready papers were received for oral presentation in nine different tracks viz.: Power System Protection, Micro-Grid & Distribution System, Power System Dynamics & Stability, Load Forecasting& Demand-side Management, Renewable Integration & Electric Vehicle, Power System Security & Reliability, Power System Operation &Planning, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Condition Monitoring & System Characterization. A total of 25 sessions are scheduled in five parallel oral presentation sessions. Each session has a Session Chair and a Co-Chair to evaluate the best paper(s) in each track considering quality of paper and presentation in oral session. Best paper award is being declared in a session on Dec. 18 before valedictory session.

POSOCO Power System Awards (PPSA) 2021

The POSOCO Power System Awards (PPSA) is an initiative to identify and recognize research efforts and innovative work in the broad field of power systems related areas. The award is open for students of all the educational institutes offering PG programmes in the area of Power System in India. Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), a government of India Enterprise instituted this award for the first time in 2012 in collaboration with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), industry interface organization at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). This award is wholly funded by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO). PPSA recognizes two categories of Awards: Doctoral Category and Master Category. There are 15 awards in Doctoral category offering a cash prize Rs. 100,000/- along with certificate and 15 awards in Master category offering a cash prize Rs. 40,000/- along with certificate. The 10th edition of these awards was announced recently with the application deadline of 10th October 2021. For over last 9 years, this award has become a leading example of effective industry-academia partnership, with more than 350 awardees so far.