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    Dr Benjamin Kroposki PhD, PE, IEEE Fellow

Dr. Benjamin 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. As Center Director, he manages a staff of over 100 engineers and scientist conducting research on power system devices and systems, sensing, measurement, and forecasting, operations and control, power system design and planning studies, and security and resiliency. This work covers bulk-power systems, distribution systems, microgrids, and home energy management systems. He has over 25 years of experience in the design, testing, and integration of renewable and distributed power systems and has more than 135 publications in these areas with over 5,400 citations. Dr. Kroposki received his BSEE and MSEE from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines. As an IEEE Fellow, Dr. Kroposki was recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration. He has served on a number of IEEE technical standards working groups including IEEE 1547 - IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems. He also chaired IEEE 1547.4 - Guide for Design and Operations of Intentional Electrical Islands with Distributed Energy Resources, the first international standard on microgrid design and operations. Dr. Kroposki has served as Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. He was a founding Editor of IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics and currently serves on the Editorial Board of IEEE Power and Energy Magazine.