Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Department of Energy
Introductory remarks by:
Director and Senior Fellow,
CSIS Energy and National Security Program
Senior Associate, CSIS Energy and National Security Program; and Director of Research and Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Ellen Williams, Director of ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Dr. Williams and ARPA-e play a critical role in incubating new energy technologies. One issue where real progress on both technology and market deployment continues to be needed is the electric grid. Dr. Williams will discuss key areas of focus for ARPA-E in 2016, with a special focus on grid management and grid storage as well as the new initiatives including Mission Innovation. Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, will provide a brief introduction and Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research and Analysis with the MIT Energy Initiative and Senior Associate with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program will moderate the discussion.