Back in February, energy and power grids dominated the headlines for the first time in years. How important is energy storage and how can it help us meet clean energy goals? Joining Steve this week is Kiran Kumaraswamy, the Vice President of Market Applications at Fluence a billion-dollar Siemens and AES energy storage tech company that has deployed the world’s first grid-connected battery energy storage system. In part one, Steve and Kiran discuss the many benefits of energy storage and the role that makers of electric vehicles play in energy storage technology.
About Kiran Kumaraswamy:
As Vice President of Market Applications at Fluence, Kiran Kumaraswamy manages a global team that identifies new markets and applications for energy storage, such as replacing natural gas plants, providing virtual transmission, or improving grid resilience. He also drives regulatory and policy solutions that create access to markets and support the global transition to a decarbonized electric infrastructure. Kiran has testified multiple times before the U.S Congress and FERC on a range of subjects and serves as Vice Chair of the board of directors at the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA). Prior to joining Fluence, he worked as a Senior Manager at ICF International advising private sector clients on wholesale power market and transmission issues. Kiran holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Madras, India.
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