Sandia Labs’ Jay Johnson recently won the 2016 IEEE Albuquerque Section’s “Outstanding Young Engineer” Award for his work in photovoltaic (PV) codes and standards. Jay was recognized for his involvement with several standards development organizations tasked with updating the Nation’s interconnection and interoperability standards for distributed energy resources (DER), including UL 1741 Supplement A, IEEE 1547.1, and SunSpec Alliance Models. Also known for his work in PV arc-fault detection and mitigation, DER grid integration and control, and inverter interoperability research, Jay will present his research at the University of New Mexico.