Rish Ghatikar is a smart grid, clean energy, and clean transportation innovator and expert. Rish has
successfully led: (1) technology development for electric grid transactions and automated demand
response (DR); and (2) integrated distributed energy resource (DER) for future energy systems, to enable California in the United States and other countries to adopt, mandatory grid interoperability standards, dynamic pricing programs, and grid automation in building codes. Before joining EPRI, Rish, as the Chief Research Officer at Greenlots, led the technology development and applications of electric vehicle-grid and battery storage-integrated systems. As the former Deputy Leader of Grid Integration research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Rish led the development and deployment of open innovation technologies,
and is the chief-architect of a globally adopted DR standard, OpenADR.