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


Marca Doeff (510) 486-5821
Peter Dudenas (510) 486-6590
Alex Dunn (530) 588-3812
Shyam Dwaraknath (510) 486-6747
Friedrich Ewald (510) 776-8607
Alireza Faghaninia (510) 486-4378
Joy Fang (510) 486-7599
Antoine Fauchier-Magnan (510) 486-6845
Zach Favors (510) 486-5028
Goncalo Ferreira Cardoso (510) 486-6779
Joseph Franklin (510) 486-4360
Justin Freedman (412) 979-3259
Yanbao Fu (510) 486-7140
Rish Ghatikar (510) 486-4000
Jhanis J. Gonzalez (510) 495-2899


Publications by Organization


Reliability Focus In 2015 Workshop on Fault-Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR) & Dynamic Load Modeling., 2015. (583.34 KB)
Robles, Steven. Residential Air Conditioner with VFD Test Report. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by Southern California Edison, 2015. (5.29 MB)
Mashayekh, Salman, Wei Feng, Chris Marnay, Birk C. Jones, Matthew Robinson, Hans Barsun, Leila Ghanbari, and Andrea Mammoli. "Software-as-a-Service Optimal Scheduling of New Mexico Buildings." In European Council on an Energy Efficient Economy 2015 Summer Study., 2015. (1.48 MB)
Darling, Robert M., Adam Z. Weber, Michael C. Tucker, and Mike L. Perry. "The Influence of Electric Field on Crossover in Redox-Flow Batteries." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 163, no. 1 (2015): A5014-A5022.