Michael Ropp, Ph.D., P.E.

President, Principal Engineer
North Plains Power Techologies

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 nearly twenty years of experience in power engineering, power electronics, and photovoltaics.  His experience includes computer modeling of power systems; dynamics, control and protection of low-inertia power systems; grid integration of distributed energy resources (DERs); design, modeling, fabrication and testing of power electronic converters (DC-DC and DC-AC); modeling, control, and monitoring of energy storage systems; and modeling and protection of AC and DC railway traction power supply systems. Dr. Ropp has authored over seventy technical publications and presently holds three patents.  

Dr. Ropp is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is active in standards creation, and is a registered Professional Engineer in South Dakota and Hawaii.