The Energy Systems Integration Group has awarded Ben Hobbs, JHU’s Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management, its annual Excellence Award “for contributions to market design for a renewable energy future.”  The award recognizes 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. ESIG is an international organization of power system operators and renewable energy researchers dedicated to maintaining a reliable and affordable supply of electricity by integrating large amounts of wind and solar power.