Matthew Paiss serves as a Technical Advisor in the Battery Materials & Systems group. Prior to joining PNNL, he was the President of Energy Response Solutions, Inc (a Training & Consultation). He brings 28 yrs of emergency response experience retiring as a Fire Captain with the San Jose CA Fire Department. His background in renewable energy started in 1982 at ARCO Solar in Camarillo, CA before studying Solar Technology and Fire Science in Santa Cruz, CA. He spent 5 yrs in the semiconductor industry as a field service engineer prior to transitioning to the fire service. He has 10 years’ experience on RE Codes & Standards committees including NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems, UL Standards Technical Panels 9540, 1974, and serves on 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. Mr. Paiss has delivered electrical safety training to over 8000 firefighters nationwide and has spoken in Europe on fire safety and PV design. He has written for Fire Engineering, Home Power, SolarPro and SFPE magazines.