Innovation: a roadmap for advanced lead batteries

Opportunities for lead batteries in energy storage applications

Angela Rolufs (Paragon, United States)

Angela Rolufs, Vice President of Paragon Business Solutions, Inc. will address the increasing opportunities to integrate lead battery energy storage into applications that support distributed generation, mitigate electricity demand fluctuations, and drive energy resilience.

This presentation will provide a summary of the collaborative planning grant awarded to the Consortium for Battery Innovation from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) for “EV Charging with Advanced Lead Battery Energy Storage at Missouri Gas Stations”. Paragon supported CBI in the feasibility analysis and planning to support the demonstration of lead battery energy storage coupled with electrical vehicle charging at Missouri gas stations. Missouri DED’s goal for the grant was to increase the public’s awareness of, and experience with, marketable energy storage technologies.

This presentation will also present the applicability of lead battery energy storage in microgrids that support military and community resilience. This will include the Department of Army’s 14 Day Resilience Directive and an update on a project she is leading for the US Army Corps of Engineers to integrate electric vehicle charging, distributed generation, and energy storage into an installation microgrid.


As Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Paragon Business Solutions, Inc., Angela Rolufs leads Paragon’s resiliency planning and energy technology consulting services. Angela is the former Executive Director of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) Microgrid Industrial Consortium and the former Director of the S&T Center for Sustainability. In these positions, Angela led multiple renewable energy, microgrid, electric vehicle, and sustainable infrastructure projects.

Before joining Missouri S&T, Angela was employed by the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, where she managed an annual multi-million-dollar construction program and collaborated with the Kansas City District of the US Army Corps of Engineers in the delivery of Fort Leonard Wood’s Military Construction (MILCON) program.

Angela holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from Missouri S&T.

Angela Rolufs

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