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Recent publications including NPPT authors:

  1. C. Mouw, M. Ropp, W. Wingen, “Simulation Study of a Dynamic VAr Compensator as a Solution to a Large Motor Start Problem”, 50th Annual Minnesota Power Systems Conference (MiPSyCon), November 2014, 10 pgs.
  2. C. Mouw, M. Ropp, B. Enayati, R. Eastham, B. Fedele, “Simulation Study of Islanding in Two Synchronous Generator DG Applications”, Proceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2014, 5 pgs.
  3. D. Schutz, M. Ropp, K. Whitener, M. Osborn, “Simulation of and Controls Design For a Whole-Feeder Microgrid”, Proceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2014, 5 pgs.
  4. M. Ropp, P. Banschbach, C. Mouw, C. Mettler, B. Enayati, “Application of Pulse-Based Power Line Carrier Permissive (PLCP) in Distribution System”, Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference, April 2014, 6 pgs.
  5. A. Ellis, S. Gonzalez, M. Ropp, Y. Miyamoto, D. Schutz, T. Sato, “Comparative Analysis of Anti-Islanding Requirements and Test Procedures in the United States and Japan”, Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2013, 4 pgs.
  6. S. Gonzalez, J. Stein, A. Fresquez, M. Ropp, “Performance of Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters Operating Beyond Typical Modes of Operation”, Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2013, 4 pgs.
  7. M. Ropp, D. Joshi, S. Cozine, D. Schutz, “The Future Role of Passive Methods for Detecting Unintentional Island Formation”, Proceedings of the 48th Minnesota Power Systems Conference (MiPSyCon), November 2012, 10 pgs.
  8. M. E. Ropp, M. Johnson, D. Schutz, S. Cozine, “Effective Grounding of Distributed Generation Inverters May Not Mitigate Transient and Temporary Overvoltage”, Proceedings of the 2012 Western Protective Relay Conference, October 2012, 8 pgs.
  9. M. Ropp, D. Joshi, M. Mills-Price, S. Hummel, M. Scharf, C Steeprow, M. Osborn, K. Gubba Ravikumar, G. Zweigle, “A Statistically-Based Method of Control of Distributed Photovoltaics Using Synchrophasors”, Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2012, 7 pgs.
  10. M. Ropp, A. Ellis, "Guidelines Document for Helping Utility Protection Engineers Determine when Additional Anti-Islanding Studies Are Prudent", Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2012, 5 pgs.
  11. M. Ropp, S. Perlenfein, D. Joshi, C. Mettler, M. Mills-Price, M. Scharf, K. Gubba Ravikumar, G. Zweigle, "Synchrophasors for Island Detection", Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2012, 6 pgs.
  12. M. Ropp, D. Schutz, S. Cozine, “Temporary Overvoltage Issues in Distribution-Connected Photovoltaic Systems and Mitigation Strategies”, 47th Annual Minnesota Power Systems Conference, November 1-3 2011, 10 pgs, http://www.cce.umn.edu/Documents/CPE-Conferences/MIPSYCON-Papers/2011/TemporaryOvervoltageIssuesInDistrubutionConnectedPhotovoltaicSystemsAndMitigationStrategies.pdf.
  13. D. Schutz, M. Ropp, “Simulation and Experimental Study of Multi-Inverter Islanding”, Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2011, 4 pgs.
  14. M. Ropp, R. Reedy, K. Davis, D. Click, A. Shaffer, “New Field Results for Power Line Carrier-Based Islanding Detection and an Updated Strengths and Weaknesses Discussion”, Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2011, 4 pgs.
  15. M. Ropp, J. Cale, M. Mills-Price, M. Scharf, S. Hummel, “A Test Protocol to Enable Comparative Evaluation of Maximum Power Point Trackers Under Both Static and Dynamic Irradiance”, Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2011, 4 pgs.
  16. S. Gonzalez, M. Ropp, A. Fresquez, M. Montoya, N. Opell, “Multi-PV Inverter Utility Interconnection Evaluations”, Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 2011, 4 pgs.
  17. R. Reedy, K. Davis, D. Click, M. Ropp, A. Shaffer, “Power Line Carrier Permissive as a Simple and Safe Method of Enabling Inverter Ride-Through Operation of Distributed Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems”, Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications (IEEE ISPLC), April 2011, 4 pgs.
  18. M. Mills-Price, M. Scharf, S. Hummel, M. Ropp, D. Joshi, G. Zweigle, K. G. Ravikumar, B. Flerchinger, “Solar Generation Control with Time-Synchronized Phasors”, IEEE Western Protective Relaying Conference (IEEE WPRC), October 2010, 8 pgs.
  19. M. Ropp, B. Enayati, J. Cleary, “High penetration and anti-islanding analysis of multiple single-phase inverters in an apartment complex”, IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply (CITERES), September 2010, 8 pgs.
  20. M. Ropp, “Similarities between vehicle-to-grid interfaces and photovoltaic systems”, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), September 2009, p. 1221-1225.

Commissioned reports and papers:


  1. M. Ropp, A. Ellis, “Guidelines Document for Determining When Additional Anti-Islanding Studies Are Necessary”, Sandia National Laboratories report SAND2012-1365, 3rd ed., February 2013.
  2. C. Whitaker, J. Newmiller, M. Ropp, B. Norris, “Distributed Photovoltaic Systems Design and Technology Requirements”, Report #2 from the Department of Energy’s 2008 Renewable Systems Interconnection Study, SAND2008-0946, available online at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/pdfs/distributed_pv_system_design.pdf
  3. C. Whitaker, J. Newmiller, M. Ropp, B. Norris, “Test and Demonstration Program Definition”, Report #11 from the Department of Energy’s 2008 Renewable Systems Interconnection Study, SAND2008-0948, available online at:
    http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/pdfs/test_demonstration_program.pdf

 

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