Lead, Info & Comm Technologies for DER, Electric Power Research Institute
Ben has 10+ years of experience in research supporting utilities and their customers maximize the benefit of solar, storage, and flexible loads while easing pain points in the integration of clean generation of electricity. This work includes research on interoperability, grid architecture, interconnection, and integrated distribution planning.
Ben's expertise is in grid interoperability. This includes the development and implementation of communications, control, and monitoring requirements for enabling a cross-functional grid architecture capable of successfully integrating technologies such as smart solar, storage, and flexible loads. He has led and served on several industry committees related to grid interoperability and DERs. He is the author of over 50 industry technical publications.
He currently leads EPRI's research team focused on communication and information technologies to embrace communicating solar, storage, and flexible loads for grid flexibility and resilience.
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