Kester focuses on incorporating resilience into the energy planning process, aiming to fill the gap between the theoretical resilience ideas that currently exist and quantitative resilience metrics that are needed for integrated resource planning processes. His goal is to identify, create, and analyze and analyze methodologies that incorporate aspects of electricity grid resilience, and to develop various cost-benefit evaluation frameworks for these methodologies.
His previous research endeavours include feasibility studies for floating solar technology in Northern California and an on-campus biodiesel plant at Stanford, plus development of a self-repairing water recycling system for the ISS at NASA.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
B.Sc.,Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
WHAT MAKES YOU MOST PROUD ABOUT WORKING AT RMI & CWR?
I am excited and proud to help drive regional clean energy transitions as part of globally impactful sustainability efforts.