Giovanni Damato has a decade of professional experience leading the exploration of distributed energy resources, including customer-sited energy storage. At EPRI, key focus areas include strategic and detailed techno-economic analyses, development of publicly available tools for supporting the integration of energy storage systems, and collaboration with the Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC). At Strategen Consulting, Giovanni led the team’s value proposition practice for over eight years. Stakeholders sought his expertise to identify use cases, construct evaluation frameworks, and conduct cost effectiveness analyses of various clean energy projects such as large campus microgrids. Giovanni brings additional practical and analytical skills from the construction industry. As a licensed general contractor, Giovanni founded a custom homebuilding business. Giovanni holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.