Ben Ollis is a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Power and Energy Systems group. He began working at ORNL as a student in 2013 and joined the lab as a full time staff member in 2014. He graduated with his BS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Ben worked as a distribution system operator in college and also in system planning for transmission and distribution systems at Duke Energy. His research interests include microgrids, battery energy storage, distribution market design, and renewable generation integration and control.