Inc. (Altairnano) (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading provider of energy storage systems
for clean, efficient power and energy management, announces that its chief applications
engineer for grid stabilization products was elected to the Electricity Storage
Association Board of Directors, as well as named to an IEEE working group addressing
a critical initiative to develop smart grid standards.
The Electricity Storage Association (ESA) promotes the development and commercialization
of competitive and reliable energy storage delivery systems for use by electricity
suppliers and their customers. Altairnano Chief Applications Engineer for Grid
Stabilization Products, Chet Sandberg, P.E., was elected to a two-year term
on the board, and will serve on ESA's Finance Committee.
Sandberg will also represent Altairnano on an IEEE (Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) standards working group, P2030, which will
provide a knowledge base for understanding and defining smart grid interoperability
of the electric power system with end-use applications and loads. According
to IEEE, P2030 will define key elements of the modernized grid, and accelerate
progress in making the smart grid a reality. Sandberg is a member of the Power
Engineering Technology Task Force 1.
"This is one of the most exciting times to be part of the energy industry,"
Sandberg said. "The challenges associated with grid instability, renewable
integration and other issues are formidable, but our technology, and its distinctive
performance attributes, is ideally suited to solve them. I'm pleased that my
involvement with ESA and IEEE will help accelerate the adoption of advanced
Sandberg is a nationally recognized electrical and mechanical engineer with
an impressive 40-year track record in advanced technology innovation, development
and commercialization. For more than three years, Sandberg has been actively
involved in the development of Altairnano's utility-scale power storage solutions
for grid stabilization and renewable integration applications.
Named an IEEE fellow in 2000 for his contributions to electrical heat tracing
for industrial and commercial applications, Sandberg holds two professional
engineering licenses in the state of California, has been awarded 21 patents
and has published more than 50 technical papers on energy storage, electric
heat tracing, fiber optics, sensor technology and other topics. Sandberg received
a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.
"Chet is a nationally recognized engineer, and these appointments are
further recognition of his outstanding career," said Terry Copeland, Ph.D.,
Altair Nanotechnologies' Chief Executive Officer. "The ESA and IEEE are
both heavily engaged in moving forward new developments, such as Altairnano's
Energy Storage System, to improve the efficiency and stability of the grid.
We are pleased that Chet will be more intimately involved with both organizations."