Curt is a Fellow Electrical Engineer with Avista Utlities, responsible for applied smart grid R&D. He’s currently the principal investigator for the Pullman EnergyStorage Project, a 1.0MW/3.6MWh vanadium flow battery project in Pullman, WA funded by the Washigton State Department of Commerce. His responsibilities include design thinking applied within the Innovation Workgroup. Other R&D efforts include opportunities for electrification, sensors of many types, distributed energy resource management, and smart city solutions.