2019 Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service Winners
Dr. Marilyn Brown, Ralph Cavanagh, Clark Gellings, Kit Kennedy, and Stephen Wiel
The 2019 winners to date are:
- Dr. Marilyn Brown, Professor in Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy, who published ground-breaking research on integration of energy efficiency and demand response resources. She directed Oak Ridge National Lab’s efficiency and renewables program and was a two-term presidential appointee to TVA’s Board of Directors, where she promoted efficiency as a virtual power plant.
- Ralph Cavanagh and Kit Kennedy, of the Climate & Clean Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, who have spent a combined seven decades working with diverse energy partners to remove regulatory barriers to energy efficiency.
- Clark Gellings, who had a 33-year career at the Electric Power Research (EPRI), serving in several technical management and executive leadership roles and leading in development of the demand-side management concept and smart grid research.
- Stephen Wiel, who served as a Nevada utility commissioner and a founder and chair of the NARUC Conservation Committee, where he led early efforts on demand-side management, incentive regulation, and least-cost planning. He later served for over a decade as Energy Analysis Department Head at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.