Tom Simchak

Research and Programs Director
Energy Storage Association

Tom Simchak leads the Energy Storage Association's efforts to deliver impactful and actionable research and resources to inform the energy storage industry and other key stakeholders.

Prior to joining ESA, Tom supported state policymaking and capacity building in a number of areas of energy policy for the National Governors Association, including grid modernization, power sector resilience, and offshore wind. And while working for the UK's Foreign Office, Tom advised the British government on US energy and environmental policy issues including climate change, offshore wind, and nuclear energy, among other topics, and undertook various expertise and information sharing programs. He has been involved in various clean energy and climate policy issues at a number of DC organizations, including the Center for Clean Air Policy, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Alliance to Save Energy, and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

He has a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and a Master of Letters in Geography from the University of Oxford, where he researched social and cultural impacts of North Sea oil development in Shetland, a Scottish island community. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in Ohio.