Dan Rastler is the Program Manager of the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources Program where his responsibilities include development, execution and overall management of this R&D program area. Dan joined EPRI in 1981 as a Project Manager in the Fuel Cell program. He later conceived, developed and grew EPRI's distributed energy resources program to provide a portfolio of products and services to the U.S. electric power industry. He now manages RD&D activities in electric energy storage and distributed generation. As program manager of the EPRI's Energy Storage area he directs all research activities including technology assessments, market and business case evaluations, wind and energy storage integration assessments; distributed energy storage technology assessments and demonstrations and the integration of energy storage systems in evolving Smart Grid. Dan is world-recognized authority on distributed generation, fuel cells, energy storage systems and emerging alternative clean energy technologies, their applications, markets, and business opportunities.
He has a long history in emerging technology R&D and commercialization and he has published over 100 technical reports on fuel cells, energy storage systems and distributed energy resources. Dan's professional goals: advance energy storage solutions for the electric enterprise; seek innovative sustainable global clean energy solutions; and contribute to solutions to sustainability and global climate change. Dan has a B.S in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkley.
About the Electric Power Research Institute
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Lenox, Massachusetts.