Todd Olinsky-Paul

Todd Olinsky-Paul is a project director for Clean Energy Group (CEG) and Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). He conducts energy storage policy work for Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project, supporting state policymakers and regulators in integrating behind-the-meter battery storage into state policy and programs. He also directs CESA’s Energy Storage and Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of large-scale electrical energy storage technologies in the United States.

Todd‘s recent work has focused on energy storage policy and economics, including work with federal and state energy agencies, utilities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and national laboratories. He works with US DOE Office of Electricity, Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has supported policy and program development in more than a dozen state energy agencies, worked with investor-owned and municipal utilities and electrical cooperatives, and helped to develop energy storage deployment projects in collaboration with commercial customers in numerous sectors including hospitals, schools, housing, utilities and airports.

In addition to energy storage, Todd has conducted extensive work in other clean energy and environmental areas including wind farm siting and economics, resilient microgrids and solar+storage systems, solar thermal systems, biomass, hydrogen, natural gas, energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.

Before joining CEG/CESA, Todd worked at Pace Energy and Climate Center. He has also worked in the areas of municipal planning and media, and has extensive experience as a writer and editor for both paper and online publications, as well as freelance technical writing and editing.

Todd holds a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from Bard College and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.