Ben York is a Senior Project Engineer in EPRI’s Distributed Energy Resource program area. Ben’s primary research area is the integration of inverter-based DER into the power system, extending into both technical and economic issues. Within this effort, Ben currently contributes to several focus areas, including power electronics, photovoltaic balance-of-systems, and microgrid technologies. He is a published author in multiple industry journals on power electronics design and control.
Before joining EPRI in 2013, Ben was a Research Assistant at Virginia Tech’s Future Energy Electronics Center. Ben was responsible for research, development, and demonstration of several products directly related to photovoltaic energy conversion, including the development of a new distributed power electronic interface for PV as part of a multi-year Department of Energy award.
Ben received a B.S. (2008) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama, as well as M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.