Do You Know Someone Advancing Hydropower? Nominate them for an Award by November 1st

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Do You Know Someone Advancing Hydropower? Nominate them for an Award by November 1st

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October 17, 2022

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Jeremy Chase-Israel, Content Development Specialist, NHA

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Do You Know Someone Advancing Hydropower? Nominate them for an Award by November 1st

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The value of an award cannot be measured by the physical benefits it provides, but rather the ways in which it recognizes and celebrates incredible individuals and their important contributions.

The American Society of Civil Engineers has two such awards: the Rickey Medal and the Phillip R. Hoffman Award.

While the commendations share a deadline (November 1, 2022), they also both look to honor those who have advanced the field of hydropower.

These awards present the opportunity to spotlight the hydropower industry while addressing the need to capture and preserve the industry’s collective knowledge. With 26% of hydropower employees 55 or older, thereby reaching retirement age by 2030, preserving their legacy of lived experience is critical.

If you know someone deserving of either the Rickey Medal or Phillip R. Hoffman Award, consider nominating them before the month ends, and help shine a spotlight on their dedication to hydropower and pumped storage.

THE PHILLIP R. HOFFMAN AWARD

The Phillip R. Hoffman Award was created in 1987 to honor the memory of Phillip R. Hoffman, a 1981 Rickey Medal recipient and long-time associate of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Hoffman was fascinated by the design and development of hydroelectric generation-pumped storage, which is why the memorial award encourages others to concern themselves with the development and advancement of grid energy storage technologies.

For those interested in pursuing this award, nominees must have an original paper in the field of grid energy storage development and advancement (e.g., pumped storage hydropower). In addition, the paper must have been published in a print issue of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ journal in the past 12 months.

The award consists of a plaque and a cash prize determined annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Executive Committee.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, click here.

THE RICKEY MEDAL

The Rickey Medal was established in 1947 in honor of James W. Rickey, an affiliate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a leader in hydroelectric engineering. The medal is awarded annually to an individual for achievement in the general field of hydro engineering, and the nominee is not required to be a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The award comprises a gold-plated medal and a cash prize, which is determined annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Executive Committee.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, click here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about Rickey Medal, click here.

To learn more about the Phillip R. Hoffman Award, click here.

Both awards require nominations to be submitted by November 1, 2022.