Shalom Flank, PhD.

Microgrid Architect

Shalom Flank, PhD., became the nation's first "microgrid architect" a decade ago, as Pareto Energy‘s Chief Technology Officer.

Dr. Flank has managed all technical and engineering aspects of Pareto‘s microgrid projects, from initial assessments and conceptual design, through full engineering and implementation. He has also overseen the development of Pareto‘s proprietary microgrid systems, such as the GridLink non-synchronous interconnection technology. Dr. Flank was trained at MIT, where he studied energy engineering, economics, and policy.

Dr. Flank has been a frequent advisor to commercial companies and public agencies on energy technologies, from helping the National Science Foundation assess the commercial viability of new photovoltaic and fuel cell technologies to working with cutting-edge companies commercializing clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. He served for a number of years as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) and as a staff member at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the U.S. House of Representatives, and has held appointments at Harvard and MIT.

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