Will McNamara


Will McNamara

Policy Analyst

Contact Information

Will McNamara / (505) 206-7156


Will McNamara serves as Grid Energy Storage Policy Analyst for Sandia National Laboratories with a focus on energy storage policy development at the federal and state levels. Will has spent his entire 23-year career in the energy and utilities industry with a concentration on regulatory and legislative policy. He has served as a lobbyist in California and has represented major utilities across the U.S. in numerous jurisdictions in proceedings pertaining to integrated resource planning, procurement, cost recovery, rate design, and the development of policymaking best practices. Will’s areas of subject matter expertise, in addition to energy storage policy, include distributed energy resources, AMI/smart grid, renewables, and competitive retail markets.

Research Interests

Policy barriers and opportunities specific to energy storage

FTM and BTM energy storage applications

Integrated resource planning for 100% renewable grid

Cost recovery for utility investments

Energy storage pilot planning and stakeholder engagement


PMP Certification, 2012

M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2002

M.A. in Mass Communications, University of Iowa, 1992

B.A. in Political Science and Journalism, University of Iowa, 1990

Will McNamara