Date: Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM(All times are America/Chicago)
Speaker: Dr. Michael Ropp
Location: urks & Caicos Cabana Grille
5001 S Western Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
United States 57108
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/196280

Summary: In this speaking event, Dr. Michael Ropp (President of Northern Plains Power Technologies) will discuss the impact of distributed energy resource interconnection standards on electric power system operations. A social and networking event will also take place, with food and beverages provided by Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille. Please indicate on the RSVP if you have any dietary restrictions. Vegetarian options will be provided.

Michael Ropp received the Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1991, and the Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and 1998, respectively, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. He is presently the President and Principal Engineer of Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings, SD. Dr. Ropp has over twenty years of experience in power engineering, power electronics, and photovoltaics. He has authored over seventy technical publications and holds four patents. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is active in standards creation, and is a registered Professional Engineer in South Dakota and Hawaii. His primary technical interests are in the planning, design, modeling and simulation, control, dynamics, protection, reliability, diagnosis and event analysis of low-inertia, distributed and inverter-dominated power systems. Dr. Ropp also has a long-standing fascination with electrified transportation, and he occasionally still gets to make some music.