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Ali Nourai

Dr. Ali Nourai joined DNV GL Energy (formerly KEMA) as an Executive Consultant in 2010 after a 30-year utility career with American Electric Power (AEP) where he launched AEP’s successful sodium sulfur (NaS) battery program and introduced the concept of the Community Energy Storage (CES). As the Storage Segment Director, Dr. Nourai is responsible for supporting thought leadership, road mapping and outlining the company’s strategic options in energy storage. Dr. Nourai is an IEEE Fellow, a board member and former chairman of the Energy Storage Association (ESA). He holds six US patents for his innovative ideas to improve operation and performance of electric grids.