Center Director, Power Systems Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado, United States
Dr. Ben Kroposki is the Director of the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he leads NREL’s strategic research in the design, planning and operations of electrical power systems. He has over 30 years of experience in the design, testing, and integration of renewable and distributed power systems. During his 30 years at NREL, Dr. Kroposki has worked as a senior engineer studying photovoltaic modules and system, distributed energy resources integration, and power systems with high levels of renewable energy. He has spent considerable time developing standards in PV module performance and integration of distributed energy systems. Dr. Kroposki is the recipient of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award which recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios. As an IEEE Fellow, Dr. Kroposki was recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration. Dr. Kroposki also serves as the organizational director for the Universal interoperability for Grid-forming Inverters (UNIFI) consortium tackling the challenges with seamless integration of inverter-based resources and synchronous machines in all power systems.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT