Gale Horst

Sr. Project Manager
EPRI Information and Communications Technology


Gale Horst, is a Sr. Project Manager in EPRI Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group. He currently leads EPRI program 161D focused on communication standards and utilization of distributed energy resources (DER) and demand response. He recently led the EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative, a multi-year collaborative research effort (2009-2015) focused on real-world performance of methodologies, DER, tools, and standards for smart grid implementations. Prior to joining EPRI, Gale was an engineering lead at Whirlpool Corporation where he led the design of a clothes dryer that respond to under-frequency and pricing events. Mr. Horst has authored articles in industry publications and holds a number of patents resulting from his work.