Mike Quashie is a visiting researcher in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He works as part of the development team of the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model. Mike is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Mcgill University, Canada. His current research focus is on Planning and Optimization of Microgrids. Mike received his master's degree from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania and B.Eng from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow.