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Sioshansi leads DOE report on electricity delivery infrastructure

Every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee publishes recommendations on modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure. And a Buckeye engineer played an important role in the most recent report.

Integrated Systems Engineering Associate Professor Ramteen Sioshansi has served on the committee for three years. This past year, he led the working group that produced the 2016 Storage Plan Assessment, and earned commendation from Committee Chair Susan Tierney in the report itself.

“These recommendations were developed through a systematic process undertaken in 2016 by the EAC… I want to especially thank Ramteen Sioshansi, Associate Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering and Associate Fellow of the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State University, for his leadership in developing the report, as well as Merwin Brown, Co-Director of Electric Grid Research at the California Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of California, for his leadership as Chair of the EAC Energy Storage Subcommittee and to the other EAC members who served on the Subcommittee.”

The 2016 Storage Plan Assessment was partially informed by 16 interviews conducted with representatives of companies, regulators, system operators and researchers that are directly or tangentially involved in the energy storage industry. The recommendations therein included: improving visibility and availability of DOE’s energy storage research activity; increasing use and availability of storage modeling tools; educating state regulators and utilities on storage technology and uses; and increased funding more research projects.

The full report can be accessed here.