StorageVET and DER-VET are for simulating and valuing the services provided by energy storage and microgrids, respectively. These tools model how the integration of distributed energy resources can produce value to individual customers, ratepayers as a whole, and to society in general. They are publicly-available, open-source, valuation and optimization software tools.
Robert Entriken is a Technical Executive for the Grid Operations and Planning research program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He manages projects addressing power system transformation and grid integration issues. Dr. Entriken joined EPRI in 1998. Since that time, he has co-produced several energy-environmental analyses of emissions issues using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) from the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy and has co-planned and managed programs for the Power Market Initiative and the economics of advanced transmission technologies, electric transportation, energy storage, and demand-side resources. Before joining EPRI, Dr. Entriken worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Company as an Internal Consultant. At PG&E, he developed decision support systems for integrated planning, forward contract pricing and purchases, and hydro scheduling. He also developed business-wide systems for competitive power markets. Dr. Entriken holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and Master's and PhD degrees in Operations Research from Stanford University.