Over the past few days, California’s grid operator (CAISO) has been forced to institute rolling outages across the state as a historic heat wave affects much of the Western United States. This is the first time that there have been outages at this level in the state since the energy…
Chaz Teplin is a Manager in RMI’s Electricity Practice. Chaz studies resilient, clean, and cost-effective solutions that can modernize how the United States generates and delivers electricity. His work includes quantitative modeling and stakeholder facilitation.
Dr. Teplin brings experience from throughout the energy technology chain. At NREL, Chaz worked on materials, devices and economics for solar photovoltaic energy. With Chaz helped lead a collaboration between the lab and Ampulse, a photovoltaics startup based on laboratory patents (including his own). At Terralux, an LED lighting startup, Chaz architected and led development of LEDSENSE, an Internet of Things building controls platform.
Ph.D. in Physics – University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. in Physics – Swarthmore College
2012 “Research Rockstar” for technology transfer from Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
Why I Love Working At RMI
“I am proud a part of RMI’s outsized contributions to creating a better, more sustainable world.”