The Electric Energy Society of Australia hosts annual national conferences known as EECON . Each year, awards are given for the best presentation papers.
History: A M Conway was the first president of the Electricity Supply Engineers Association (formed in 1924), later to be known as the Electric Energy Society of Australia. Conway served from the first annual meeting in 1925 until his death in 1926, at the age of 38. He had been Chief Electrical Engineer at Orange. The Conway Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a member of the association, and its value was initially set at five pounds.
History: A J Cresswell held the presidency of the Electricity Supply Engineers Association in 1932-33 and 1945-46. He also served as Treasurer in 1931-32. Mr Cresswell was Chief Electrical Engineer at Hornsby. Initiated in 1977, the Cresswell Prize is awarded for the best paper by a non-member, and was set at a value of $40.
Every year, EESA sponsors the Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award (GEPEoY) , which recognises outstanding graduate power engineers.
This national award recognises a professional engineer who has demonstrated significant achievements in electrical power engineering during the preceding six years. Contributions to the community are also valued.
This annual award is an example of an effective partnership between Engineers Australia and industry. Engineers Australia's Electrical College Board and the Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) jointly developed the initiative in 2005, to encourage young Australians to develop a career in electrical power engineering, and also to reward outstanding achievements.
The winner of the award receives several membership benefits and is sponsored to attend a conference in Europe, reporting back to EESA upon their return.
State chapters offer student awards in conjunction with electrical engineering faculties at EESA's partner universities.
The state chapters of EESA administer modest annual cash awards to commendable undergraduate power engineering students at our partner universities. Recipients are selected by each university and approved by their respective state chapter committee. Where practicable, an EESA state chapter committee member will attend the awards night to present the award.
Click here to learn more about the VIC Chapter student award.