Ben Kaun

Program Manager, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation Program
Electric Power Research Institute

Ben Kaun manages EPRI's Energy Storage and Distributed Generation collaborative research program since 2017. The program performs comprehensive research to facilitate the availability and use of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible energy storage solutions. Ben has been involved with EPRI's energy storage research since 2010, and has led a broad range of research activities, including development of EPRI's StorageVET project valuation software, the Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), and technology testing and demonstration efforts. Prior to EPRI, Ben worked in multiple roles to develop and commercialize Li-ion battery technology for electric vehicle applications at Tesla, Mission Motors, and Rolled-Ribbon Battery Company. Ben earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from Illinois and M.S. in MS&E from Stanford.