Matthew A. Kromer
Director, Grid Integration
Matt Kromer leads the Grid Integration research team at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy. In this role, Matt leads research and development of next-generation renewable and smart grid systems for grid-connected and off-grid applications, taking new ideas from concept to demonstration. Key research interests include developing technology to increase the hosting capacity of the utility grid for renewable generation, leveraging the potential for DER to enable resiliency, reliability, utilization efficiency, and make it easier to deploy DER Systems at scale. He is the principal investigator on Fraunhofer's SHINES project, a multi-year development and demonstration initiative that uses a combination of solar generation, energy storage, and integrated demand management to shape the load on the utility distribution system.
Before he joined Fraunhofer CSE in 2014, Matt was the Program Manager for Advanced Technologies at Satcon Technology Corporation in Boston, where he spearheaded the development and demonstration of grid-smart inverters for solar, energy storage, and microgrid applications. Matt previously held positions at TIAX LLC in Lexington, where his work focused on techno-economic analysis of sustainable energy in the transportation and power generation sector; and as a staff engineer at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge. Matt received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and received an MS in Technology & Policy from MIT.
Tuesday, September 25
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM