Senior Program Manager - Energy Storage and Distributed Generation
Electric Power Research Institute
Haresh Kamath is Program Manager for Energy Storage and Distributed Generation 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 natural gas distributed generation and microgrids. Kamath joined EPRI in 2002 as a project engineer in energy storage and distributed generation. He was an author for the first edition of the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage and served on the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association from 2005 to 2013.
After taking the role of Program Manager, Kamath took steps to create the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council, 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.