Richard Baxter is President of Mustang Prairie Energy where he bridges the financial and technical sides of the energy storage industry for investors, lenders, project developers, and manufacturers. Richard is the author of the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored study series on Energy Storage Financing, including “Energy Storage Financing: A Roadmap for Accelerating Market Growth” [SAND2016-8109], and “Energy Storage Financing: Performance Impacts on Project Financing” SAND2018-10110. He provides the pricing survey for the US. DOE’s Energy Storage Handbook, and through Enovation Partners, provided the cost survey and pricing methodology for the Lazard Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) Survey 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. He is also the author of the book, “Energy Storage: A Nontechnical Guide”. He is currently the Executive Director of the Advancing Contracting in Energy Storage (ACES) Working Group.