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


Roel Dobbe (510) 684-5310
Marca Doeff (510) 486-5821
Amanda Dos Santos Augusto (510) 486-7040
Peter Dudenas (510) 486-6590
Alex Dunn (530) 588-3812
Thibaut Dussart (510) 486-7172
Shyam Dwaraknath (510) 486-6747
Victoria Ehlinger (510) 486-6308
Ben Ellis (510) 486-6066
Friedrich Ewald (510) 776-8607
Alireza Faghaninia (510) 486-4378
Joy Fang (510) 486-7599
Antoine Fauchier-Magnan (510) 486-6845
Goncalo Ferreira Cardoso (510) 486-6779
Michel Foure (610) 505-2932


Publications by Organization


Sun, Wenhao, Saivenkataraman Jayaraman, Wei Chen, Kristin A. Persson, and Gerbrand Ceder. "Nucleation of metastable aragonite CaCO3 in seawater." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (2015): 3199-3204.
Reliability Focus In 2015 Workshop on Fault-Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR) & Dynamic Load Modeling., 2015. Load Modeling and FIDVR (Cummings) PDF (583.34 KB)
Robles, Steven. Residential Air Conditioner with VFD Test Report. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by Southern California Edison, 2015. PDF (5.29 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.