Richard Fioravanti
Richard Fioravanti, MBA
Principal
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
District of Columbia

Mr. Fioravanti has over 20 years of experience working with emerging technologies in both commercial and consulting roles. Currently, his efforts focus on advanced electricity storage technologies, distributed energy resources (DER), microgrids, and renewable technologies. He assists clients in developing strategic business and deployment plans for advanced systems, technology assessments, project development efforts, and financial modeling of applications. In the area of storage technologies, Mr. Fioravanti has worked with major storage manufacturers across the spectrum of technology types and applications. He has authored several papers on advanced storage technologies and has been cited frequently as a leader in his field.

As the electricity grid modernizes, Mr. Fioravanti has focused his support into three main segment areas of Strategy & Financial Modeling, Technology & Market Assessments, and Deployment & Testing Support. Prior to his focus on storage and DER, he conducted numerous assessments for utilities on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). Hence, this history of continually supporting AMI and Distributed Energy Resources initiatives allows Mr. Fioravanti to combine his technical and managerial expertise to assist utilities in their grid modernization efforts. Prior to working in the advanced energy technology area, he worked extensively in the aerospace industry where supported the introduction and flight testing of new military and commercial aircraft in the U.S., Southeast Asia, and China. 

During his 20 years of consulting, his clients have focused on multinational corporations, emerging storage and DER companies, California and New York State Agencies, the Department of Energy and National Labs such as PNNL and Sandia, and finally, utilities that have been pursuing storage strategies, grid modernization, and Utility of the Future initiatives.

In the area of storage, Mr. Fioravanti led the team that evaluated the cost effectiveness of Energy Storage in support of California’s Energy Storage Ruling. As a founding Board Member of New York BEST (Battery and Energy Storage Consortium), he helped create the joint venture to build the NY-BEST Commercialization and Test Center in Rochester, NY. For storage manufacturers, he has helped support investment assessments of technologies, conducted market assessments and helped identify application areas for specific technologies. Finally, he has assisted utilities in adopting storage and integrating the technology into grid modernization plans.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1992
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1986

Publications

Fioravanti R. Storage grows up. Public Utilities Fortnightly, September 2015.

Fioravanti R. Energy storage: Out of the Lab and onto the Grid. Public Utilities Fortnightly, April, 2015.

Fioravanti R, Abi-Samra N. Working at the Edge of the Grid: How to find value in distributed energy resources. Public Utilities Fortnightly, Fortnightly Magazine, May 2014

Fioravanti R, Nourai A. Community energy storage for reliability. EEWEB Magazine, April 2013.

Fioravanti R, Masiello R. Valuing Distributed Storage. Public Utilities Fortnightly, September 2013.

Fioravanti R, Khoi Vu, Stadlin W. Large scale solutions: Storage, renewables, and wholesale markets. IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, 2010.

Fioravanti R. Energy storage for system regulation, why it’s becoming important. Electric Light & Power, 2009.

Fioravanti, Makofske R. Energy storage: Making it work with generation applications. Smart Grid News, August 2010.

Prior Experience

Vice President, Commercial Energy Advisory, ICF Consulting International, 2015–2016

Head of Section, Storage & Distributed Energy Resources, DNV GL Energy, 2005–2015

Business Development/PM/Contractor, ICF Consulting, 2001–2005

General Manager, Allegheny Energy Solutions; 2000–2001

Director, Project Development, AES New Energy; Los Angeles, CA, 1998–2000

Project Development, Hamilton Standard Division, United Technologies, 1986–1997

Professional Affiliations

Founding Board Member, NY-BEST (www.ny-best.org) – 5 years

Member, Electricity Storage Association

Knowledge

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1992
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1986