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
Sarah Berlinger (510) 486-6590
Quentin Berrod (510) 486-7172
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. (972.18 KB)


Robles, Steven. 2014 FIDVR Events Analysis on Valley Distribution Circuits. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by Southern California Edison, 2015. (4.38 MB)
2015 Workshop on Fault-Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR) & Dynamic Load Modeling In Joint US DOE/NERC Workshop., 2015. (609.62 KB) (213.96 KB) (115.53 KB) (369.82 KB)
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. (589.98 KB)