Panel Co-Chair on Industrial Energy Storage: Dan Rastler

Dan Rastler is the Technical Leader of the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His responsibilities include development, execution, and management of EPRI’s R&D programs focused on energy storage and distributed resources.

Rastler’s previous experience at EPRI has included management of a technology incubator program within EPRI Solutions and management of the Fuel Cell and Renewable Energy programs. He has managed research efforts involving technology assessment and market analysis, electrical integration, and distributed generation and energy storage hardware demonstration projects.

Rastler joined EPRI in 1981 as a Project Manager in the Fuel Cell program. Mr. Rastler conceived, developed and grew EPRI’s distributed energy program to provide a portfolio of products and services to the U.S. electric power industry. Rastler is a world-recognized authority on distributed generation and emerging alternative clean energy technologies.

Prior to joining EPRI, Rastler spent five years with General Electric where he was both a project and program manager in GE’s Nuclear Power Business.

Rastler holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

He has published over 100 reports on distributed energy resources and has been quoted and published frequently in the press, including Public Utility Fortnightly, The Economist, and Newsweek.