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In this paper we have proposed a distributed algorithm for finding power aware connected dominating set in a graph representing an ad hoc network. Our simulation indicates that we always formulate power aware dominating sets using our method. The dominating sets we obtain are in general smaller in size compared to the same obtained by Wu et al. (2001). We manage to route more packets compared to Butenko et al. (2004) as we use power aware feature and look for alternative power aware dominating sets once energy levels of some of the nodes of our initial dominating set fall below certain threshold. We could ensure mobility support in our algorithm and under the condition of mobility obtain better lifespan using our algorithm compared to the one that has no power aware feature. To handle small topology changes due to switching on/off actions of mobile hosts we proposed a localized algorithm for maintaining the connected power aware dominating set.