Ben Kaun

Senior Project Engineer
Power Delivery & Utilization
Energy Storage Program
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
(650) 855-2208

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Ben Kaun is a Senior Project Engineer for the Energy Storage Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing projects related to analysis of value and grid impacts of energy storage and distributed energy resources.  His current focus is to provide tools and methods to support availability and use of energy storage as a tool to solve problems and enhance the electric grid.  This includes leading the development of the EPRI’s Energy Storage Valuation Tool (ESVT) and its application to inform the stakeholders of the California Public Utility Commission and utilities across North America.  Ben has 7 years of experience in energy storage RD&D and management, including development of novel battery technology and application of batteries to electric transportation and grid storage.  He is currently a Director of the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national energy storage industry trade organization.  Ben has a MS degree from Stanford in Management Science & Engineering, and a BS degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Key publications:

“Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Storage in California: Application of the Energy Storage Valuation Tool to Inform the California Public Utility Commission Proceeding R. 10-12-007”. EPRI: Palo Alto, 2013. 3002001162.

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