Ryan Franks

Business Manager, Global Energy Storage
CSA Group

As Business Manager for Global Energy Storage at CSA Group, Ryan Franks is charged with developing and executing strategy for energy storage. Prior to CSA Group, he led international and domestic standardization projects for energy storage, microgrids, smart cities, and other strategic and emerging electrotechnical concepts at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has served as Secretary of the US Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC120 Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Convener of the IEC ad hoc Group on Energy Storage System Aspects and Gap Analysis, and Secretary of the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Energy Storage Systems. In addition, he was a Working Group Chair of the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a Working Group Chair of the DOE Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems, and the US Expert to IEC Systems Evaluation Group 6 on microgrids.  Ryan serves as a member of the Technical Management and Conformity Assessment and Policy Coordinating Committees of the US National Committee to the IEC. Furthermore, he is the inventor behind two U.S. patents.

Ryan received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing an MBA at John Carroll University.