WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) announced today that it presented an ESIG Lifetime Achievement Award to Bob Cummings, NERC’s former senior director of Engineering and Reliability Initiatives who retired in April 2020 following a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years at NERC and in the industry. Cummings received the award for major contributions in and dedication to the field of power system reliability.
“Bob’s passion for and commitment to bulk power system reliability has been an inspiration for industry and the ERO Enterprise for more than four decades,” said Mark Lauby, NERC’s senior vice president and chief engineer. “His leadership led to significant contributions helping to ensure the continued reliability of the bulk power system, and we want to thank ESIG for recognizing Bob with their Lifetime Achievement Award.”
These awards are presented to energy professionals from around the world for their contributions and accomplishments toward the planning and operation of energy systems across multiple pathways and geographical scales in ways that are reliable, economic and sustainable.
“Throughout my career, I have been a student of the system, letting it teach me how it can and will behave,” said Cummings. “In fostering reliability, I always tried to apply that knowledge, never asking the physics to change for me … but to work for me.”
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