NREL expert honored for energy systems innovationsPhys.org, January 7, 2014
Dr. Ben Kroposki, director of Energy Systems Integration at NREL, has been named an IEEE Fellow, recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration in the electric power sector. Kroposki has led a number of efforts over the last 20 years that have contributed to the advancement of renewable and distributed energy systems.
Kroposki conducted original research that led to several IEEE standards in photovoltaic performance and reliability. He also led several efforts with IEEE interconnection standards and chaired IEEE 1547.4, which was the first international standard on microgrids. In 2007, Kroposki was asked by the Energy Department to lead a study that examined the state of technical and analytical challenges that must be addressed to enable high penetration levels of distributed renewable energy technologies. The study, called “Renewable System Interconnection,” consists of 15 reports that address a variety of issues related to distributed systems technology development, advanced distribution systems integration, technical and market analysis, regulatory implementation and more. Kroposki has also been directly involved with IEEE publications and serves on the editorial boards of both IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics and IEEE Transactions of Sustainable Energy. He has also served as the guest editor for four issues of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine on solar energy and energy systems integration.