Haresh Kamath is Director for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Energy Storage at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Institute’s research into the development, assessment, and application of energy storage technologies for grid storage applications as well as the implementation and integration of storage, distributed generation, smart inverters, microgrids, and other distributed resources into the grid.
Kamath joined EPRI in 2002 as a project engineer in energy storage and distributed generation. During his tenure at EPRI, he has conducted research in energy storage, electric transportation, energy efficiency, DER integration, nanotechnology, and technology innovation. He was an author for the first edition of the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage. In 2013, Kamath took steps to create the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a technical forum to facilitate the deployment and use of utility-scale energy storage systems.
Before joining EPRI, Kamath worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems as a product engineer responsible for spacecraft batteries. He also served as an applications engineering and business development manager at a startup energy storage company.
Kamath received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University.