Matthew Paiss

Matthew Paiss serves as a technical advisor in the Battery Materials & Systems group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Prior to joining PNNL, he was the president of Energy Response Solutions, Inc (a Training & Consultation firm). He brings 28 years of emergency response experience after retiring as a fire captain with the San Jose CA Fire Department.

Paiss’s background in renewable energy started in 1982 at ARCO Solar in Camarillo, CA before studying Solar Technology and Fire Science in Santa Cruz, CA.  Matt has 10 years’ experience on RE Codes & Standards committees and currently serves on NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems, UL Standards Technical Panels 9540, 1974, and IEC TC120. He served as a subject matter expert for the National Fire Protection Association on energy storage and has contributed to the model Fire Code sections on PV & ESS and has delivered electrical safety training to over 8000 firefighters nationwide and spoken across North America and in Europe on fire and PV/ESS safety.