Ben Norris

Sr. Consultant
Clean Power Research

Ben Norris is Senior Consultant at Clean Power Research in Napa, California, where he has conducted numerous DER valuation studies for utilities, regulators, energy agencies and industry organizations. He has advanced several technical and economic methods for performing valuation studies. He manages the Consulting team at Clean Power Research which is engaged in improving methods for solar fleet modeling, short and long term solar forecasting, and variability assessment for grid operators. His 30 years of experience covers PV, solar thermal electric, flywheels, and advanced battery technologies. He has developed tools for dynamically managing transmission line thermal ratings and techniques for effectively using infrared imaging in T&D maintenance. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1985, Ben worked as a research engineer at PG&E, later as an independent consultant. Mr. Norris served on the Board of Directors for the Electricity Storage Association for 8 years, and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California.

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