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Director & Vice Chair

Davion M Hill, Ph.D.



Dr. Davion Hill has been active in energy storage for 12 years. He is an Executive Board member for NAATBatt International, former President (2015) and Chairman (2016), and also serves on the Board of Directors for NYBEST. He is a patent holder on energy storage sensing technologies, has served as an expert witness in energy storage arbitration proceedings, and is a well known advisor on the topics of energy project development and financing, working with lenders and developers to mitigate project risk.

He has been principle investigator for energy storage R&D programs with ARPA-e, NYSERDA, the US Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the California Energy Commission, and led and co-authored joint industry programs on hybrid marine vessels and DNV GL’s GRIDSTOR RP-0043, a best-practices guide for energy storage project development. He was also primary author for the public report “Considerations for ESS Fire Safety” which answered battery fire safety questions for Consolidated Edison and FDNY in New York and addressed a significant market bottleneck. He is a thought leader frequently quoted in websites and magazines, and is an accomplished author with over 50 publications. He acquired his PhD in applied materials physics from The Ohio State University in 2006.


Term Expires: Mar 2021 *


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