Business Manager, Global Energy Storage
Ryan Franks is Business Manager, Global Energy Storage at CSA Group charged with developing and executing strategy for energy storage. Prior to CSA Group, Ryan led international and domestic standardization projects for energy storage, microgrids, smart cities and other strategic and emerging electrotechnical concepts at NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has served as Secretary of the US Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC120 Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Convener of the IEC ad hoc Group on Energy Storage System Aspects and Gap Analysis, and Secretary of the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Energy Storage Systems. In addition, he was a Working Group Chair of the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a Working Group Chair of the DOE Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems, and the US Expert to IEC Systems Evaluation Group 6 on microgrids. Ryan serves as a member of the Technical Management and Conformity Assessment and Policy Coordinating Committees of the US National Committee to the IEC. Ryan graduated with a BS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois, is pursuing an MBA at John Carroll University, and is the inventor on two patents.