Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division

Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division

ETA researchers in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division conduct R&D and develop technologies that provide the electricity grid with significant storage capability for:

  • energy generated from renewable sources
  • real-time monitoring and response technologies for the “smart grid” to optimize energy use and communication between electricity providers and consumers
  • technologies for improved electricity distribution reliability

Their goal is to identify and develop technologies, policies and strategies to enable a shift to renewable energy sources at $1 per watt for a low-cost, low-carbon, reliable electric grid.

Researchers develop, demonstrate and deploy:

  • Advanced battery and fuel cell technologies for both transportation and stationary applications
  • Microgrid technologies that allow enterprises and communities to supply their own clean energy
  • Real-time smart grid/demand response technologies to allow energy users, suppliers and grid operators to run efficiently
  • Software and hardware technologies to improve the reliability of the grid
  • Very low-emissions combustion technologies
  • Advanced physical and chemical sensors for developing new energy materials and detecting hazardous waste


MC Alvarez-Herault (510) 486-5564
Tom Angsten (262) 751-3368
Marie-Louise Arlt (510) 486-4929
Nkiruka Avila (510) 486-7071
Murat Aykol (510) 486-6747
Sangjae Bae (510) 590-8798
Rohini Bala Chandran (510) 486-6590
Vince Battaglia (510) 486-7172
Jason Becker (510) 486-7040
Hamza Benkhay (510) 486-4000
Sarah Berlinger (510) 486-6590
Johannes Betz (510) 486-6845
Doug Black (510) 486-7904
Kathryn Boden (510) 486-4542
Lea Boudinet (510) 486-7218


Publications by Organization




Cho, Kyu-Taek, Michael C. Tucker, and Adam Z. Weber. "A Review of Hydrogen/Halogen Flow Cells." Energy Technology 4, no. 6 (2016): 655-678.
Perry, Mike L., and Adam Z. Weber. "Advanced Redox-Flow Batteries: A Perspective." Journal of The Electrochemical Society 163, no. 1 (2016): A5064-A5067.
Liao, Anna, Emma M. Stewart, and Emre Kara. "Micro-Synchrophasor Data for Diagnosis of Transmission and Distribution Level Events." In IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition . Dallas, TX, 2016. PDF (972.18 KB)


Robles, Steven. 2014 FIDVR Events Analysis on Valley Distribution Circuits. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by Southern California Edison, 2015. PDF (4.38 MB)
Alessandro, Pensini, Matthew Robinson, Nicholas Heine, Michael Stadler, and Andrea Mammoli. "Assessment of Grid-friendly Collective Optimization Framework for Distributed Energy Resources." In IEEE Power and Energy Society ISGT Asia 2015, 4-6 November 2015. Bangkok, Thailand, 2015. PDF (589.98 KB)